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Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MAdvNP)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The 240-point Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MAdvNP) is a focused pathway of study toward the prescribing scopes of practice in nursing under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) 2003.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MAdvNP

About this course

The 240-point Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MAdvNP) is a focused pathway of study toward the prescribing scopes of practice in nursing under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) 2003. It provides educational opportunities for New Zealand registered nurses to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for nurse practitioners (NCNZ 2017). This eight-paper degree is underpinned by mastery learning principles, and builds on the nurse's relevant clinical and professional practice.

This research-informed degree aligns with strategic directions for improving the health of populations, and provides teaching and clinical experiences to meet the diverse contemporary health needs of New Zealanders.

Components of learning in prescribing practicums involve completing supervised clinical experience with an authorised prescriber in relevant health service organisations. Applicants must provide evidence of employer support in accommodating their clinical learning, and identify the population(s) that will be the focus for their learning and future practice.

Graduates will be well prepared to lead in direct care:

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Postgraduate Nursing Admissions Committee.
  2. Every applicant shall normally be required to satisfy all of the following:
    1. be a New Zealand registered nurse, with a current New Zealand Annual Practising Certificate, and be in good standing with the Nursing Council of New Zealand;
    2. have completed a minimum of three years' equivalent full-time relevant practice within the last five years (with at least one of the three years in full-time practice in New Zealand);
    3. be capable of meeting the requirements of Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act (HPCA 2003) and Vulnerable Children's Act (VCA 2014) requirements, including immunisation & police clearance;
    4. have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (inclusive of NURS 429) or equivalent with grades averaging a B or better;

Study locations

Dunedin