If you study nursing at AUT, you will learn in a supportive environment, with access to the latest facilities and high-quality clinical placements in hospitals and communities throughout the Auckland region. Over the three years of your nursing degree, you will complete approximately 1,200 hours of clinical learning, giving you valuable practical experience in hospitals and community centres.
The curriculum reflects interprofessional practice and care. AUT nursing students learn that health and healthcare is multifaceted and dynamic and goes beyond health and illness care to foster the growth of healthy communities.
AUT encourages early application - Semester 1: apply before November; Semester 2: apply before May. There are limited places available for this qualification.
The curriculum over the three years integrates theory and practice and provides learning opportunities in community and institutional settings.
In the first semester you study four core subjects alongside other Bachelor of Health Science students. The second semester focuses on nursing knowledge, nursing skills and health service delivery.
HEAL504 Lifespan Development and Communication
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HEAL507 Health and Environment OR
MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment
In Year 2 of your nursing degree you focus on nursing individuals who are hospitalised with physical and mental illness, as well as individuals with long term care and rehabilitation needs. You will gain clinical experience in the hospital (medical, surgical and psychiatric wards) and community settings. Theoretical studies will support learning the required conceptual knowledge, psychomotor skills and clinical decision-making skills.
In year 3 of your nursing degree you will continue to develop your knowledge and skills in more complex clinical settings (hospital and community), and consolidate your learning in the final semester ‘transition to nursing practice’ paper in a setting of your choice.
Graduates may sit Nursing Council of New Zealand’s State Examination leading to Registration. This will equip graduates for New Zealand registration, not for other jurisdictions which may have other education and clinical requirements.
Last updated: 05-Oct-2017 11.22am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.