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Please refer to the selected entry programmes application dates web page.
In addition to the normal university entrance requirements, the following criteria apply:
To support your application, you will need to provide the following documents:
We require two people who can act as referees for you and who are able to provide informed responses on your personal suitability for the programme. A referee should be someone who has known you for one year or more in the capacity of employer, educator, work colleague or person of community standing, ie Kaumatua, Minister or similar. Your referee should not be a friend, flatmate, relative or someone who has not known you for at least a year. The information your referee supplies is confidential to those involved in the selection process.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
The Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) may be awarded with a class of honours for students who complete with sufficient merit within two years of full-time study or within five years of part-time study.
Maximum time-frame for completion of this qualification is five years.
Students must achieve at least a B grade average over the courses completed in Part One to progress to Part Two.
Students who do not meet this minimum standard may be exited with a Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology or Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology.
The Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) is designed as an integrated programme of theoretical health/nursing knowledge, applied science, and clinical experiences in collaboration with a range of clinical service providers in home, community and hospital settings. Students need to be aware that, due to the clinical requirements, the MCP Programme does not follow the standard Massey University semester calendar. In Year One and Year Two of the programme, semesters are not congruent with the Massey Academic Calendar year, with students requiring to do extended semesters, and study breaks that vary from year to year to accommodate the clinical placement dates.
You will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits and a minimum of 1100 hours of supervised clinical practice.
The courses in your first semester of study focus on Hauora and Wellbeing. It includes 160 clinical hours and introduces the professional requirements for nursing, nursing skills and knowledge, the regulatory, legal and ethical dimensions of practice.
The courses in your second semester focus on Long-term Conditions and Primary Health Care. This includes 240 clinical hours and study of the fundamentals of care (evidence-based nursing framework), a critical evaluation of the desired and unseen effects of technology in nursing and a critical consideration of our individual and collective response to vulnerable and marginalised populations to lead reduction of health inequity and to promote wellbeing.
The two courses, in your third semester of study, focus on Complex and Acute Health Challenges including caring for people and their whānau experiencing acute distress, illness or trauma across the age continuum, evidence-based practice as a conscientious, problem-solving approach to nursing and a 360 clinical hours placement.
The final semester of study focuses on Consolidation of Nursing Knowledge and Leadership. This includes 360 hours of continuous clinical practice and supports the student to understand the reality of the novice registered nurse, and to undertake an evidence-based exploration of the potential for change in practice in the clinical environment.
On successful completion of the MCP programme, the student will apply to the NCNZ to sit the State Examination; successful completion will result in entry to the register.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates
The Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) consists of a total of 240 credits, including compulsory courses:
Compulsory courses (105 credits):
168.742 Fundamental Partnerships I (30 credits)
168.743 Fundamental Partnerships II (30 credits)
168.744 Professional Issues (15 credits)
168.745 E-Health and Technology in Nursing (15 credits)
168.746 Social Justice and Citizenship (15 credits)
Compulsory courses (120 credits)
168.747 Complex Partnerships I (45 credits)
168.820 Scholarship for Clinical Practice (15 credits)
168.821 Leadership in Nursing Practice Project (30 credits)
168.748 Complex Partnerships II (Transition to Practice) (30 credits)
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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