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: