The Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch, offers a range of clinically focused programmes leading to masters’ and PhD qualifications and focuses exclusively on postgraduate nursing education and research.
We offer postgraduate nursing studies on a local as well as distance basis, with papers taught in blocks, making them available to Registered Nurses outside of Christchurch.
The Centre provides Registered Nurses with the advanced knowledge and skills particular to their scope of practice.
Papers are taught by expert, highly qualified nurses whose teaching is informed by professional practice and research.
Papers are comprised of both theoretical and practice components congruent with the Advanced Nursing Competencies set out by NCNZ, which lay out the pathway to Nurse Practitioner status.
Approved as an educational provider by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ), studies undertaken at the Centre are also aligned with National Health Policy directives and the NCNZ framework for postgraduate nursing education (2002).
Our postgraduate nursing students benefit from the tradition of excellence in research and education at the University of Otago, with solid quality improvement programmes that continually build and improve services at the Centre.
Handbook for Postgraduate Nursing Studies (PDF format, 451k, 20 pages).
Pathway for Masters students at the Centre (PDF format, 21kb, 1 page)
For information on enrolment
Tel 64 3 364 3850
Fax 64 3 364 3855
Address 72 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
(between Montreal and Durham Streets).