The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing is a level 8 programme. It can be completed full-time over 2 years or part-time over longer period.

This programme provides registered nurses with the opportunity to extend their clinical knowledge and skills in a specific area of practice including registered nurse prescribing in primary health and speciality teams. It is delivered through a combination of block courses and online. A candidate may take up to four years to complete this postgraduate diploma.

The programme consists of four modules: two core modules and two practise modules covering a range of advanced speciality practice areas.

After successfully completing any two postgraduate nursing modules students may choose to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing. They ​can then return to complete the postgraduate diploma at a later date provided this is within four years of their first enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme.

Entry requirement:  An undergraduate Nursing degree, or other undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Centre for Health and Social Practice Postgraduate Programme Committee, conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution.

English language required with IELTS score of 7 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 7.0.

For further practical guidance on enrolling for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing course at Hamilton City Campus, New Zealand, contact the professionals at Great Nation NZ by filling the form on this website, calling us or simply walking into one of our centers.