Master of Nursing Science
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Our Nursing Science programme is designed for qualified and experienced Registered Nurses seeking to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills - both in general practice and in specialist areas of expertise.
The Master of Nursing Science (MNS) comprises eight courses in total (240 points). To gain a MNS you will need to successfully complete the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Science (60pts)
- Two 30-point approved courses from HLTH 501-518 and HLTH 521-550
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science (60pts)
The compulsory courses can be completed during the PGCertNS, the PGDipNS or split between them.
Students can choose to undertake coursework or focus on research courses to complete the Master of Nursing Science
If you are interested in applying for a Master's by thesis, please talk to one of our academic staff. To get more information on possible supervisors and their areas of expertise check out our thesis topics and staff research interests pages.
Once you have completed a Master of Nursing Science successfully, you may wish to consider and apply for entry into our PhD programmes offered in nursing, midwifery and health.
Our nurse practitioner programme provides a distinctive pathway and structure framed within the Master of Nursing Science. The recommended pathway has been internationally benchmarked, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills of an advanced health professional. You will need to complete seven courses and on pre-approved elective.
The elective courses must support your development as a nurse practitioner and be approved by the programme director. Your award will be a Masters in Nursing Science, which meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand stipulated requirements for Nurse Practitioners
The courses recommended are as follows:
- HLTH 502 Applied Pathophysiology
- HLTH 514 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
- Two 30-point pre-approved courses
- HLTH 517 Diagnositics and Therapeutics
- HLTH 518 Pharmacology
- HLTH 519 Research Review
- HLTH 531 Nurse Practitioner Practicum
From 1 October you will be able to enrol online
If you have any enquiries regarding future study options please contact:
Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 7625, Newtown
Phone: (04) 463 6647 or 0800 108-005