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Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

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The Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch is ranked in the top 100 nursing schools in the world (QS rating, 2018).

MNSc 2020

Master of Nursing Science

For graduates of any discipline, become a registered nurse in just 2 years.

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Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

Preparing RNs to become a Nurse Practitioner Mātanga Tapuhi.

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Postgraduate courses for RNs

Clinically-focused certificates, diplomas, masters’, and PhD qualifications.

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Improving clinical outcomes for people with long-term, acute, and complex conditions.

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Postgraduate research opportunities

Explore current PhD opportunities in the Centre.

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About us

Established in 2000, we specialise in postgraduate nursing education.

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Public notice

The University of Otago – Christchurch Master of Nursing Science program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone +1 202-909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson (, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than November 25 2020.