Master of Nursing

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better.

Alternative Requirements
If you do not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted to, and upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences, gain admission to the Master of Nursing. Successful completion is normally considered to be a B average in these courses.

Additional Requirements
Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate.

English Requirements
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no band score lower than 6.5). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To enable students to develop advanced nursing knowledge and skills related to their area of practice (i.e. child and family health, rehabilitation, critical care nursing, disease management etc.) through intensive academic study, including advanced independent work, advanced practice and research.
The ultimate aim of all the programmes is to improve health outcomes for people, through the contribution of graduates to the health services.
The target group of learners for the Health Science programmes is health professionals who are established in their profession and are seeking to practice at an advanced level; one that is considerably beyond the entry to practice level.
The target group for the Master of Nursing is registered and experienced nurses who are undertaking the Nurse Practitioner pathway or who wish to undertake research.

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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Thomas Tippet Trust Awards

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Canterbury Region) - The Regional Secretary



Refer to application organisation

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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