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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Nursing (Specialty Mental Health)

Overview

A Postgraduate Certificate designed for new graduate mental health nurses.

Requirements

a) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).

b) Every candidate for the Certificate shall:

  1. be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' full-time tertiary study
  2. Eligibility restricted to mental health nurses with no more than six months' experience in a mental health specialty
  3. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) are available on the University of Otago website.

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Structure of the Programme

Two compulsory papers (60 points)
  • NURS 403 Mental Health Nursing Practice (30 points)
  • NURS 409 Mental Health Nursing Practicum (30 points)

Contact

Judith Stone
Departmental/Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz