Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing
Qualification Type Postgraduate Certificate
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this programme is to provide the health and social sector with graduates who have attained advanced knowledge and scholarship through application of research to their professional practice context.
Graduates will have gained additional, knowledge and skills to provide specialty Registered Nurse care for a variety of primary health care settings including Well Child/Tamariki Ora (Plunket nursing), district nursing, public health nursing, practice nursing, aged and residential care setting, Whanau ora, occupational health, youth health.
Graduate profile
Graduates will have the ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams and have enhanced skills for the provision of high quality services to diverse people and communities. Graduates will also have advanced knowledge about the specialist field of primary health care nursing practice.
Education pathways
Successful graduates may gain credits towards Master's studies.
Employment pathways
Primary health care specialty nursing professional advancement, with evidence for use in national Professional Development Recognition Programmes (PDRP)To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Registered nurse with current NZ practicing certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor degree (or equivalent) AND relevant clinical employment for a minimum of 2 days (15 hours) per week.
(International: IELTS 7.0 in each band)
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By Quality Assurance Division, NZQA
Number PR4801
Status Current
Created August 2003
Next Review December 2020
Content
Primary health care; health promotion, health education and health literacy; Well Child/Tamariki Ora nursing; community assessment and development; social determinants of health; strategic policy; family and whanau health; needs assessment; research and evidence based practice; quality improvement; clinical supervision and clinical leadership

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