Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Nursing (Leadership and Management)


A Postgraduate Certificate comprising 60 points designed for registered nurses in the field of nursing leadership and management.


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. have experience of or be currently working in the relevant field of health care
  3. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Note: Distance taught within New Zealand

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

Structure of the Programme

Two compulsory papers (60 points)
  • NURS 423 Nursing Leadership and Management I (30 points)
  • NURS 424 Nursing Leadership and Management II (30 points)

Further information

Amanda Clifford
Postgraduate Administrator
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 364 3852