General academic admission
a) Candidates are required to have:
- A Wintec Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing, with a grade average of B or better, or
- Equivalent. Candidates from another tertiary organisation must have an equivalent qualification with a grade average of B or better and deemed to have reached the learning outcomes of the compulsory modules of the Wintec Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
b) All candidates are required to have graduate nursing experience in the health sector demonstrated in a professional portfolio.
a) Candidates must complete their application for selection at least two months prior to the commencement of the programme. Applications received after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
b) Candidates for the Master of Nursing Pathway 1 - Nurse Practitioner, Pathway 2 - Advance Practice, must also meet the following additional requirements for entry to the programme:
- Hold a current New Zealand practising certificate as a Registered Nurse and be in good standing with the Nursing Council of New Zealand; and
- A minimum of 3 years' equivalent full-time relevant practice within the past 5 years, with a least 1 year of the 3 in full-time practice in New Zealand. For Pathway 1, this must be in the area of practice they are intending to practice in as
a nurse practitioner.
c) Additionally, candidates for entry to the NURS902 Nurse Practitioner practicum must have:
- A collaborative working relationship within an interprofessional team and the support of a designated authorised prescriber (DAP), (a registered medical practitioner or nurse practitioner with current indemnity insurance) as a mentor who will provide
clinical supervision for prescribing practice, and
- An agreement to undertake the practicum within an organisation that supports nurse prescribing, and
- Identified two areas of clinical practice in which to develop the nurse practitioner role, one of which will be the intended area of prescribing practice. One experience must be undertaken with a clinical supervisor who is a nurse practitioner.
English language requirements
a) Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 across all bands; or
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