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The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent; and
(c) be a registered nurse with a practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand or equivalent.
2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:
(a) courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including:
(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and
(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. A candidate who has been awarded the Massey University Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing or its equivalent from another tertiary institution may apply to cross-credit up to 60 credits to the Postgraduate Diploma.
4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing is awarded without an endorsement.
5. Notwithstanding Regulation 4, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing prior to 1 January 2021 may complete an endorsement in accordance with Transition Provision 10.
6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing may be awarded with distinction or merit.
7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.
8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the diploma, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing endorsement in Neonatal prior to January 2021 who have completed 30 credits, may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits to substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses at the same level within the Schedule in order to complete the endorsement. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.
Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
Schedule A: Core courses (At least 30 credits from)
168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits
168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology 30 credits
Schedule B: Core Subject (No New Enrolments)
Neonatal (90 credits)
No new enrolments
Compulsory courses (90 credits from)
Schedule C: Elective courses
168.702 Issues in Nursing 30 credits
168.703 Managing Long Term Conditions 30 credits
168.709 Contemporary Clinical Teaching 30 credits
168.714 Advanced Assessment and Therapeutic Intervention in Mental Health 30 credits
168.717 Applied Ethics for Professional Practice 30 credits
168.719 Clinical Specialty: Older Persons' Health 30 credits
168.720 Clinical Specialty: Mental Health 30 credits
168.721 Māori Centred Practice 30 credits
168.722 Wound Management 30 credits
168.724 Primary Health Care Nursing 30 credits
168.728 Assessment and Clinical Decision-Making 30 credits
168.731 Leadership in Nursing 30 credits
168.734 Clinical Pharmacology 30 credits
168.796 Health and Well-being of Children and Young People 30 credits
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Last updated on Monday 20 September 2021