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Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

NU0010

Course details

  • Jul 2020
    Feb 2021
  • Two years
  • Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 8
  • Hamilton City Campus or Tauranga

Summary

This programme provides registered nurses with the opportunity to extend their clinical knowledge and skills in a specific area of practice including registered nurse prescribing in primary health and speciality teams. It is delivered through a combination of block courses and online. A candidate may take up to four years to complete this postgraduate diploma.

The programme consists of four modules: two core modules and two practise modules covering a range of advanced speciality practice areas.

After successfully completing any two postgraduate nursing modules students may choose to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing. They ​can then return to complete the postgraduate diploma at a later date provided this is within four years of their first enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme.

Registered Nurse Prescribing pathway

Wintec offers prescribing practicums for nurses who want to become registered nurse prescribers’ in primary health and speciality teams.

The programme is in response to the recently introduced regulation that allows suitably qualified nurses working in collaborative teams to prescribe from a restricted list of medications for people with common and long-term conditions. The Wintec Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing – Registered Nurse Pathway is specifically for nurses who have at least three years’ experience and are looking to become a registered nurse prescriber. The programme, which will take two years (part-time) to complete, requires the study of pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment, clinical reasoning and long-term and related conditions, prior to undertaking a supervised prescribing practicum of 150 hours.

Start Dates: Please refer to the module that you wish to enrol in, in the programme guide for individual start dates.

View programme modules

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module. All modules listed below have an individual module credit value of 30 credits. The range of modules offered will vary from year to year.

Group A: Compulsory module

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisites Co-requisites
NURS801Integrated Science and Assessment830  

Group B: Core module

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisites Co-requisites
NURS802 orReasoning in Practice830  
NUPCD02 Te Whiriwhiri Oranga Māori (The Weaving of Wellbeing)830  

Group C: Compulsory modules for the Registered Nurse Prescribing pathway

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisites Co-requisites
NURS804 andPharmacology for Nursing Practice830NURS801 
NURS812 andAdvanced Practice in Long-term Conditions830  
NURS806Registered Nurse Prescribing Practicum830

NURS801

NURS804

NURS812

 

Group D: Elective modules

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisites Co-requisites
NURS804Pharmacology for Nursing Practice830NURS801 
NURS807Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice830  
NURS808Advanced Cardiac Nursing Practice 830  
NURS809Advanced Nursing Practice in Breast Care830  
NURS810Advanced Nursing Practice in Wound Care830  
NURS811Nursing Practice with the Older Adult830  
NURS812Advanced Practice in Long-term Conditions830  
HSIP801Leadership and Management in Professional Practice 1830  
HSIP802Leadership and Management in Professional Practice 2830HSIP801 
HSIP803Facilitating Learning in Professional Practice830  
HSIP804Coaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision830  
HSIP805Evidence and Inquiry in Practice830  
HSIP810Professional Supervision 1830  
HSIP811Professional Supervision 2830HSIP810 
HSIP813Palliative Care830  
HSIP815Supervised Critical Enquiry830Two modules at level 8 
HSIP816Mental Health and Addiction Practice830  

Group E: Compulsory modules for the endorsement in Māori Mental Health

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisites Co-requisites
NUPCD02Te Whiriwhiri Oranga Māori (The Weaving of Wellbeing)830  
NUPCD04He Rangahau Tapuhi Māori (Māori Research Methods)830NUPCD02 
NUPCD20He Ara Whai Mātauranga (The Context of Māori Mental Health Nursing)830  
NUPCD21He Ara Rapu Waiora (The Advanced Practice of Maori Mental Health Nursing)830  

Career/further opportunities

Employment in advanced nursing practice positions, management, research or independent practice.

Steps

If you have any enrolment questions, send them to info@wintec.ac.nz​ and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best compliment your area of work, contact the postgraduate team at pghsp@wintec.ac.nz


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About the faculty

The Postgraduate Office at Wintec has been created to support postgraduate students in their studies and research by providing dedicated resources and advice. Wintec also has a dedicated Research Office which is the hub of research at Wintec and caters to all researchers, both staff and students.

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

  • An undergraduate Nursing degree, or other undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Centre for Health and Social Practice Postgraduate Programme Committee, conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution with at least a B average in their grades for the final year, or
  • A qualification approved as equivalent by the ​Postgraduate Programme Committee

Applicants who have not gained a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification may submit a portfolio for informal transfer of credit and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an ad eundem statum​​ basis.

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must

  • Hold a current New Zealand Practising Certificate as a Registered Nurse, or
  • An international candidate must be a New Zealand registered nurse and comply with 1.1 within these regulations
  • 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 equivalent. The language assessment must be less than two years old at the time of application, and 
    • must have completed 6 months of post registration clinical experience within the past five years and be employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week ​

Where there are more applications than the number of places available, selection will be determined on the basis of:

  • whether applicants meet the pre-requisites for each paper, and
  • commitment to study as demonstrated at admission interviews, and
  • references supplied.

Where the industry and/or community have indic​ated a need for graduates from the programme with a particular specialisation, and/or have provided sponsorship for candidates to undertake modules leading to a particular specialisation, applicants for that specialisation and/or those modules may be given priority.

All applicants are required to supply two written references from senior Nurses who have supervised them and / or academic staff members who have taught them for a previous qualification.

Check what documents are required to enrol in this programme.

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Pathways

Postgraduate nursing pathway diagram

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Welcome to Wintec and the Centre for Health and Social Practice

Welcome information will be emailed to all enrolled students approximately 2–4 weeks prior to the first workshop day or the start of your online course.

Please read the information below about your first day.

What you will need

It is important to tick the 'Yes' box on the Enrolment Offer form emailed from Wintec Student Enrolment & Information Centre and return this as soon as possible.  If this is not done your enrolment cannot be completed and access to online resources will not be possible.

Wintec Logins for Computer Access

Your course outline, workshop timetables and relevant content will be available online. You can access this from 'Moodle' via the Wintec student portal 'MyLearning'.

Computer Requirements

We require students to have access to/use Microsoft Office 365, Windows Media player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, an anti-virus programme and have access to the internet. For the Pharmacology module, Scopia is required.

We invite you to view the information at the following link to the Introduction to Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Moodle site.

For all the information you need in the lead up to your first day at Wintec check out the welcome page.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Kura Cloud $35.00 (for NURS801 Integrated Science and Assessment module only)

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

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