These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification with a grade average of at least a B over the highest two levels of courses;
(c) meet Health Clearance and Police Vetting requirements as specified by the Academic Board or their delegate;
(d) meet the requirements for registration as a nurse in New Zealand as set down by the Nursing Council of New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a nurse;
(e) have achieved an IELTS of 7 with no band less than 7 within the preceding three months, if English is not the applicant’s first language and the language of instruction in previous schooling is not English; and
(f) be selected into the programme on the basis of a selection process which includes a written application, and may include an interview and practical exercises as determined by the Academic Board or their delegate.
2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Clinical Practice shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:
(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule for the Qualification;
(b) the compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;
(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and clinical experiences as required.
3. The Degree of Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) is awarded without specialisation.
4. Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) shall complete to the satisfaction of Academic Board a minimum of 1100 hours of approved clinical practice and associated reports in accordance with the following courses:
168.742: Fundamental Partnerships I
168.743: Fundamental Partnerships II
168.747: Complex Partnerships I
168.847: Complex Partnerships I
5. Candidates must maintain their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a nurse, throughout the duration of their enrolment in the programme.
6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Clinical Practice may be awarded with a class of Honours.
7. A candidate’s course of study shall not exceed five calendar years unless a specified time of suspension or extension is approved by the Academic Board and the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) Programme Director. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic transcript.
8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science without endorsement should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory academic progress
9. For candidates enrolled in the Degree of Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing), the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:
(a) failure to obtain a pass in any of the Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) courses for which they have been enrolled on two occasions;
(b) failure to pass courses totalling at least 75 academic credits or failure to pass at least 60% of an approved part-time programme of study in any academic year; or
(c) failure to complete the Degree within five years from the date of first enrolment.
Candidates excluded under (a), (b), or (c) above will only be re-admitted to the Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) with the approval of the Academic Board.
Schedule for the Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing)
Course planning key
- Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
- Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
- Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Key terms for course planning
- Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
- Course code
- Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
- Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
- Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.
Part One (Choose 120 credits from)
Course code: 168740 Critical Knowledge for Nursing (Bioscience) credits 15
An exploration of physiology including an overview of basic function of cells, tissues organs and their role in the human body to maintain homeostasis.View full course details
Course code: 168742 Fundamental Partnerships I credits 30
Introduction into the fundamentals of care framework (evidence-based nursing framework) as a platform to partner with individuals and whānau to promote wellness in nursing relationships. A practicum is included to gain nursing experience in the context of human wellness.View full course details
Course code: 168743 Fundamental Partnerships II credits 30
An exploration of the fundamentals of care (evidence-based nursing framework) as it relates to altered health status using a body systems approach. A practicum is included to gain nursing experience in the context of long-term conditions and primary heath.View full course details
Course code: 168744 Professional Issues credits 15
Introduction to the professional discipline of nursing including the regulatory, legal and ethical dimensions of practice.View full course details
Course code: 168745 E-Health and Technology in Nursing credits 15
Critical evaluation of the desired and unseen effects of technology in nursing including the status of technology and its role in creating an information-literate nursing workforce.View full course details
Course code: 168746 Social Justice and Citizenship credits 15
Critical consideration of our individual and collective response to vulnerable and marginalised populations to lead in the reduction of health inequity and promote wellbeing.View full course details
Part Two (Choose 120 credits from)
Course code: 168747 Complex Partnerships I credits 45
Nursing practice is examined in relation to caring for people and their whānau experiencing acute distress, illness or trauma across the age continuum. A practicum is included to gain experience and apply nursing knowledge, skills and attributes in the acute care context.View full course details
Course code: 168748 Complex Partnerships II [Transition to Practice] credits 30
An extended practicum experience designed to consolidate theory and practice and support working realities for a novice nurse in a clinical setting.View full course details
Course code: 168820 Scholarship for Clinical Practice credits 15
Scholarship through evidence-based practice is examined as a conscientious, problem-solving approach to nursing that incorporates the best evidence from peer reviewed research, patient values and preferences, and a clinician's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care.View full course details
Course code: 168821 Leadership in Nursing Practice Project credits 30
An in-depth, evidence-based exploration of the potential for change in practice in the clinical environment.View full course details
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