This programme is for registered nurses with clinical leadership roles or who are identified as emerging clinical leaders. Nurses on the programme develop their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills within the field of mental health and addiction nursing.
In 2016 the programme is delivered by University of Otago, Massey University and University of Auckland.
Registered nurses employed in a clinical role in a DHB or NGO mental health and addiction service, or in a specialist mental health role in a PHO, can apply for this programme.
Nurses must be identified as current or emerging clinical leaders, and nominated by their professional leader or equivalent. Nurses must be supported by their employer in their application.
Participants can select a programme of study equivalent in academic points to a postgraduate certificate. Study may include areas such as acute mental health nursing, addictions and co-existing problems, age related clinical specialities, psychological interventions, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, professional leadership and other relevant programmes.
The study is normally completed over one academic year. The participant’s programme needs to be approved by one of the three contracted education providers.
Skills Matter funding is to be used as part of a postgraduate pathway leading towards a postgraduate certificate or diploma, or a clinical master’s degree that has clinical mental health and addiction nursing as its focus. In some cases, nurses who have completed a master’s degree may be funded for additional study.
For information about specific papers offered as part of this programme, please contact the relevant education provider (University of Otago, Massey University, University of Auckland).
For more information on the programme content and entry criteria refer to the programme service specifications.
Skills Matter funding covers all course fees. Programme participants also receive:
Some travel and accommodation assistance is available for nurses who work 100km or more away from the nearest Skills Matter funded provider. However this assistance might not meet all of the nurse’s travel and accommodation costs, which should be considered before applying.
Please apply directly to one of the three contracted providers for a Skills Matter funded place on the programme.
Jody Lamb, administrator
Phone: 0800 627 739 ext. 85345
University of Auckland
Lee-Anne Govender, postgraduate student manager
Phone 09 373 7599 ext. 83059
University of Otago
Judith Stone, postgraduate administrator
Phone 03 372 0404
Dr Stacey Wilson, senior lecturer, School of Nursing
Phone: 06 356 9099 ext. 85348