Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Registered Nurse Prescribing) [Level 8]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 8

Rewarding Study for a Rewarding Career

This qualification is accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Registered Nurses working with people with long term conditions and in specialty teams may be eligible to enrol in this programme. There are four core courses within the qualification, the final course being a prescribing practicum where Registered Nurses work with their approved prescribing mentor. Enquiries are welcome from applicants considering this career pathway.


Start date varies depending on courses selected, courses commence in February and July each year.


Entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

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We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.