Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Nursing Science – MNSc

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree a student must have completed the requirements for a relevant Bachelor or Bachelors honours degree or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Notes:

(i) A relevant degree may include one of health sciences or science. Whether a degree is considered relevant will also depend on the courses taken; relevant areas may include physiology and psychology.

(ii) Applicants will be required to consent to a disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks required by the Children’s Act 2014 to ensure they meet the requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within four semesters, and in accordance with Regulations 2a(i-v) of the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

3 Students must complete within five years of the date of commencement of study, including any periods of suspension

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 280 points.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Nursing Science Schedule.

6 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Nursing Science cannot continue.

7 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, those required for this degree, must substitute an alternative course(s) approved by the Head of School of Nursing.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and programme regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

English Language Requirements

9 A student enrolled for this degree must demonstrate competence in the English Language, by passing NURSING 199, or its equivalent, as prescribed by the Head of School of Nursing, prior to enrolment.

Research Project

10 a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Nursing.

b The research project is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation into an area of Nursing.

c The research project is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Practical Requirements

11 A student enrolled for this degree who is required to carry out practical or clinical work must satisfactorily complete such work to the standard that the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences requires.

Fitness to Practice Requirements

12 a In order to complete the requirements for this degree, a student must meet the applicable fitness to practice requirements for this programme, as outlined in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ Fitness to Practice Policy.

b Where a student is being investigated with regard to a fitness to practice matter under the policy, and there is a concern that the student’s attitudes or practice are inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or may pose a risk of harm to the welfare of any party, that student’s attendance at lectures, classes and any clinical, industry or practice attachments may be suspended by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences pending the outcome of the investigation.

c If a student is found, after due and fair inquiry, and taking into account any written response from the student, to be not fit to practice, the student’s enrolment in the programme may be suspended or terminated in accordance with the policy.

d Where a student’s enrolment in the programme has been terminated under Regulation 12c, any application to re-enrol may be declined.

e A student whose enrolment is suspended or terminated under Regulation 12c or whose application to re-enrol is declined under Regulation 12d may apply to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the appeal of that decision in accordance with the policy.

Reassignment

13 A student may apply to reassign courses passed from this degree to the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Health Sciences or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Health Sciences.

Variations

14 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

15 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

16 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020.

Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) Schedule

Requirement:

210 points: MAORIHTH 701, NURSING 742, 746, 780, 787, NURSPRAC 721, 722

30 points: NURSING 789 Research Project

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