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Master of Health Science in Advanced Nursing Practice

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
AUT North Campus
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Summary

The Master of Health Science is an advanced postgraduate qualification for health practitioners who want to further their knowledge through research to advance their career.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

Further your nursing career with the Advanced Nursing Practice specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Explore current nursing topics and research an area of your interest through your thesis.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for nursing professionals to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

This master's degree prepares and supports nurses for all advanced practice roles, including the registration of nurse practitioner. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around the North Island.

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.

What you study:

You need a total of 240 points to complete the Master of Health Science in Advanced Nursing Practice qualification.

Complete the following papers

  • NURS806 Advancing Nursing Practice (15 points)

And select 150 points from

  • HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
  • HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
  • HEAL823 Innovation in Primary Healthcare (30 points)
  • HEAL824 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (30 points)*
  • HEAL849 Specialty Practicum (30 points)
  • HEAL850 Neonatal Pathophysiology (30 points)
  • HEAL851 Assessment of the Preterm or Sick Neonate (15 points)
  • HEAL852 Advanced Neonatal Practice (30 points)
  • MENH806 Approaches to Talking Therapies (45 points) (Not offered in 2019)
  • MENH807 Science Frameworks for Talking Therapies (15 points) (Not offered in 2019)
  • NURS801 Graduate Practice for Registered Nurses (30 points)
  • NURS802 Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice (15 points) (Not offered in 2019)
  • NURS804 Science for Advanced Practice (30 points)*
  • NURS805 Long Term Conditions (30 points)
  • PHMY801 Pharmacology Science (15 points)*
  • PHMY802 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics (15 points)*
  • PHMY803 Pharmacology Science and Therapeutics (30 points)
  • RHAB805 Concepts of Rehabilitation (15 points)
  • RHAB815 Measuring Health and Wellbeing (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
  • HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
  • HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

Or complete a dissertation

  • HEAL996 Dissertation (45 points) Or
  • NURS901 Prescribing Practicum (45 points)

* Recommended for those seeking registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber or Nurse Practitioner

Key features:

  • Focused on advancing knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery
  • Prepares nurses for advanced practice roles, including registration for nurse practitioner
  • AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in New Zealand
  • Strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices

Entry criteria

An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.

Other requirements

Provide evidence of having completed an acceptable undergraduate research paper or equivalent

An applicant may be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice

An interview may be required

May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this programme, and may be required to attend selection interviews

An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology will be required to supply references and satisfy a police vetting process

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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