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Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

Te Pokapū Paerua Nāhi

Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) Application information

The Centre specialises in postgraduate nursing education and research for registered nurses and those wanting to make nursing their career.

For registered nurses we offer clinically focused postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and masters and PhD qualifications.

For those looking for a nursing career we also offer the Master of Nursing Science, a full-time graduate entry master's programme that provides an intensive two year pathway to the nursing profession.

Registered Nurses can study on a local or distance basis, with papers taught in blocks, making study available outside of Christchurch. 

Papers comprise both theoretical and practice components congruent with the Advanced Nursing Competencies set out by NCNZ, which lay out the pathway to Nurse Practitioner status, and are taught by highly qualified nurses whose teaching is informed by professional practice and research.

As a Registered Nurse, the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills particular to your scope of practice.

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).

As postgraduate nursing students you will benefit from the research and learning collaborations the Centre has established in clinical fields and research in Health Sciences at University of Otago, national and international academic colleagues and our partners in the health sector.

Contact details

For  enrolment information for Master of Health Sciences Nursing papers and programmes

For application information for the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc)

General enquiries

Tel +64 3 364 3850

72 Oxford Terrace
(between Montreal and Durham Streets)