Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice is open to registered nurses. Develop a specialty nursing area and further your knowledge, skills and practice with this postgraduate nursing certificate.

The programme consists of 15-point and 30-point papers, which may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

An applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing); OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science; OR
  • Relevant professional practice or experience in a related health field approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • Provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

English language requirements

You need a total of 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Complete 60 points from

*Recommended for Nurse Prescribing pathway

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3557
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$4,270
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$17,910
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.