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Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • Two years
  • Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • 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 practise. It consists of four modules 
- two core modules and 
- two practise modules covering a range of advanced speciality practice areas.

A candidate may take up to four years to complete the Postgraduate Diploma. This programme is delivered by a combination of block courses and online.

After successfully completing any two postgraduate nursing modules you may choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing. You ​can then return to comple​te the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing at a later date provided this is within four years of your first enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing.

Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing- Registered Nurse Pathway

Wintec is one of four New Zealand education providers offering new prescribing practicums for nurses who want to become registered nurse prescribers  in Primary Health and Specialty 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.

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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.

Please Note:  To ensure you receive the correct information for 2017 programme regulations, please download the following pdf document:

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 pgshsp@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.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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