Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Nursing – MNurs

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 programme a student needs to:

either

a (i) have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Nursing, or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) achieved an average grade in the final year of study that is equivalent to a B or higher

or

b (i) have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing, or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, with an average grade of B or higher

or

(ii) have completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, with an average grade of B or higher

and

c hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

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

5 A student who has to complete 240 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 120 points from the taught courses of the degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, students may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

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

7 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.

8 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Nursing prior to enrolment.

Thesis / Research Portfolio / Dissertation

9 a The thesis, research portfolio or dissertation 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 thesis, research portfolio or dissertation is to embody the results obtained by the student in an investigation into an area of Nursing.

c Any laboratory work in connection with the thesis, research portfolio or dissertation must be carried out within the University. However, Senate or its representative may permit a student to carry out the work in an approved institution outside the University for any period or periods considered necessary.

d The thesis, research portfolio or dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Master of Nursing were thereby repealed.

Master of Nursing (MNurs) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

either

120 points: NURSING 796 Thesis or NURSING 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

90 points: NURSING 790 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

either

60 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

60 points: NURSING 795 Dissertation

or

30 points from NURSING 746, 785

60 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

30 points: NURSING 701 Clinical Project

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

either

120 points from the Advanced Nursing or Mental Health Nursing specialisation as listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule

120 points: NURSING 796 Thesis or NURSING 797 Research Portfolio

or

120 points from the Advanced Nursing or Mental Health Nursing specialisation as listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule

30 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

90 points: NURSING 790 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

either

30 points from NURSING 746, 785

120 points from the Advanced Nursing or Mental Health Nursing specialisation as listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule

60 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

30 points: NURSING 701 Clinical Project

or

120 points from the Advanced Nursing or Mental Health Nursing specialisation as listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Schedule

60 points from NURSING 710–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

60 points: NURSING 795 Dissertation

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