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Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care (Pacific Health and Nursing, Māori Health and Nursing, Addiction, Child/Youth Health, Mental Health, Nursing, Older Adult Health, Palliative Care, Perioperative, Primary Health, Trauma and Emergency Care)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The programme has been designed for experienced health professionals to support development of enhanced leadership abilities to better meet the health needs of populations within the New Zealand context. The successful graduate of this programme will have advanced practice and leadership capability within their scope of practice.
Each endorsement contributes to the Government's objectives for the tertiary education and health sectors in relationship to their specific/specialty population. The endorsed programme also contributes to the New Zealand Health Strategy aims to ensure that halth workers meet the demand for services that integrate cultural practices, concepts and diverse world views into high-quality, evidence informed health services.
Graduate profile
The programme has been designed for experienced health professionals to support development of enhanced leadership abilities to better meet the health needs of populations within the Aotearoa New Zealand context. The successful graduate of this programme will have advanced practice and leadership capability within their scope of practice. Graduates will have: * Advanced knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary practice and service delivery issues and strategic policy priorities as they relate to people's health and well-being. * The ability to review and judiciously utilise research to advocate for best practice innovation which challenges poor population health outcomes. * The ability to recognise gaps in practice knowledge and to seek solutions to complex and unpredictable health issues within policy, funding and service delivery parameters. * Leadership and management skills that are able to be applied in operational and local contexts. * A sophisticated knowledge of the way power relations can operate to marginalise minority perspectives and to become an informed advocate for equitable access to culturally appropriate and ethical health care for populations. * Achieved the qualification outcomes within the context of their endorsement in relation to health and wellbeing of people, and whanau.
Education pathways
Graduates may be admitted into the Whitireia Master of Health Practice (currently under development) with credit or into other Master's programmes in New Zealand or overseas.
Entry Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; English language requirements for EAL applicants: IELTS 7.0 Academic in all bands, Registered nurse or allied health professional, currently employed at least 0.6 FTE within the specialty area. Pacific Health and Nursing only: Three or more years registered nurse practice.
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2829
Status Current
Created March 2015
Last Reviewed October 2017
Next Review December 2020

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