Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science
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Our nursing science programmes have been 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 practice.
You will develop your knowledge, skills and professional confidence even further with the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science (PGDipNS). In addition you will gain a deeper understanding of pathophysiological concepts and current nursing practice issues, develop your ability to carry out advanced assessments on patients in order to improve your clinical reasoning, and enhance your skills in locating, analysing, evaluating and applying information and research to your everyday work.
To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science (PGDipNS) you will need to successfully complete the following courses:
- HLTH 514 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning, or HLTH 515 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (Neonatal), and
- an Elective
Once you have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science successfully, you may be able to apply for entry to the Master of Nursing Science (MNS) or Master of Health Research (MHR). Your Diploma may count towards these programmes, however, you will be required to relinquish your Diploma when you are awarded a higher qualification.
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