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A bachelor’s degree or equivalent AND New Zealand Nursing Council registration or equivalent.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Candidates who have successfully completed a level 8 postgraduate course as part of a Nursing Council of New Zealand approved New Entry to Practice programme may apply for credit to the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing. Such candidates may be credited with up to 30 credits but they will not be eligible to receive the Certificate with an endorsement, and all requirements must be completed within one calendar year.
Students who are intending to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing and/or Master of Nursing should not apply to graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing; courses completed will transfer to the higher qualification.
Several postgraduate courses in Nursing are delivered via ‘distance or block mode’ with compulsory face-to-face teaching in on-campus contact workshops, web-based teaching, relevant readings and other study material. This is designed to make the courses available to students in employment and located at a distance from the university.
Students will complete a total of 60 credits at 700 level selected from the course schedule.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing can be completed with or without a specialisation.
All requirements must be completed within two years.
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
Please see the 'Regulations' for a full list of courses.
60 credits selected from the course schedule.
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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