Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Master of Nursing Practice – MNursPrac

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 have:

a (i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing, or its equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage II

or

(ii) completed the requirements of the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing or Mental Health Nursing, or their equivalent, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher

and

b (i) hold current registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand and have a minimum of two years post registration clinical practice experience

or

(ii) hold current registration as a registered nurse with an overseas nursing regulatory body approved by the Head of School of Nursing and have a minimum of two years post registration clinical practice experience

and

c satisfy the Head of School of Nursing that they have adequate access to practical work to undertake the programme at a facility approved by the University of Auckland.

Duration and Points Value

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

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

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

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a(ii) 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 Practice Schedule.

5 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 60 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in NURSING 701 or NURSING 746.

6 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.

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

Reassignment

8 A student who does not achieve the Grade Point Average required to enrol in NURSING 701 or NURSING 746 may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Nursing Practice to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.

Variations

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

Distinction

10 This degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit where a student’s overall grade is sufficiently high. Distinction may be awarded where a student has achieved a grade of A– or higher overall. Merit may be awarded where a student has achieved a B+ grade overall.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2017.

Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac) Schedule

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

Taught Masters

Requirement:

at least 60 points from NURSING 701, 746, 785

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

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Taught Masters

Requirement:

at least 60 points from NURSING 701, 746, 785

up to 120 points from NURSING 701–789, NURSPRAC 701–722, POPLHLTH 718, 746, POPLPRAC 720–724, 756, 758, 761, 766–771

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