Postgraduate Diploma in Registered Nurse Prescribing

The new Postgraduate Diploma in Registered Nurse Prescribing is relevant for registered nurses working in primary health and specialty teams where registered nurse prescribing could safely improve access to healthcare for people with long term or common health conditions.

This programme advances postgraduate academic development while preparing eligible registered nurses to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand educational requirements for registered nurse prescribing. Flexible learning options are available in some papers to support working and studying at the same time.

You can exit with the educational qualification for registered nurse prescribing or use the Postgraduate Diploma in Registered Nurse Prescribing as a foundation for further postgraduate study for nurse practitioner.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Be a registered nurse with a current NCNZ practising certificate

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • Provide evidence of current professional practice
  • Complete three years of equivalent full-time clinical practice prior to commencing the final specialty practicum paper
  • 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

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3558
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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
$35,820
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 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.

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