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Postgraduate courses for registered nurses

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New special topic: Infection Prevention and Control

Two papers now offered in 2023:

  • NURS 471 Special Topic: Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control
  • NURS 472 Special Topic: Infection Prevention and Control in Practice

For further information and admissions enquiries, contact:

Co-ordinator, Student Experience

Clinically-focused programmes to advance your practice

Two nurses discussing medicationThe Department of Nursing is ranked as one of the top 100 nursing schools in the world. Based in Christchurch, our staff have deep clinical links with healthcare providers throughout New Zealand, and a close relationship with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

We offer programmes designed to help you advance your practice. Most courses are distance-taught, with block courses at our Christchurch campus.

Postgraduate nursing pathways (PDF)

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Postgraduate certificates

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Postgraduate diplomas

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Masters’ degrees

We also offer the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) degree. This is a two-year pathway to the nursing profession, and is not designed for registered nurses.

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See also: Postgraduate research opportunities

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For further information

If you have any queries about your eligibility or your proposed programme, it is preferable that you resolve these before making a formal application.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your proposed courses with you.

Please contact the Coordinator, Student Experience at UOC:


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