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Master of Health Science

This programme is designed to prepare registered nurses for advanced clinical practice and is also focused on developing leadership potential in nurses and other health professionals.

Students who enroll in the Master of Health Science programme can choose from several specialty pathways including mental health, primary and rural healthcare, acute care, Māori health, older person health and rehabilitation. They also have significant flexibility to choose papers aligned to other areas of interest, like child health, cancer care, death and dying.

Designated Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Practitioner

Registered nurses who enrol in this Masters programme may also choose to pursue endorsement as a Designated Nurse Prescriber or registration as a Nurse Practitioner. These are professionally accredited pathways leading to eligibility to apply for endorsement or registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand in addition to an academic qualification.

Nurse Practitioner and Designated Nurse Prescriber registration/endorsement are subject to Nursing Council approval.

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Key information

Years: 2 years (full-time study)
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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