Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
July February
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,434

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • An undergraduate Nursing degree, or other undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Nursing Postgraduate Programme Committee, conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution with at least a B average in their grades for the final year, or
  • A qualification approved as equivalent by the Nursing Postgraduate Programme Committee
  • Applicants who have not gained a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification may submit a portfolio for informal transfer of credit and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an ad eundum statum basis.

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must

  • Meet any pre-requisites for specific modules, and
  • Hold a current New Zealand Practising Certificate as a Registered Nurse, or
  • An international candidate must be a New Zealand registered nurse and comply with 1.1 within these regulations
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 across all bands; or equivalent. The language assessment must be less than two years old at the time of application, and
  • within the past five years, must have completed 6 months of post registration clinical experience and be employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week.


This programme consists of four modules

  • two core modules and
  • two practise modules covering a range of advanced speciality practice areas

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