Nursing department

AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in New Zealand, and our Nursing department is part of health sciences at AUT.

All our nursing courses are dynamic and evolve with the latest research and needs of the healthcare sector. Our strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices ensure that our students gain extensive clinical experience, while our research programmes focus on advancing knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, AUT Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services, including nursing.

AUT Integrated Health

Taria Hebden
Aleisha Patard
Rachel Biggelaar
Tara Soe
Toni Parker

Contact us

Debra Spinetto
Programme Information Advisor
Phone: +64 9 921 9735

View department staff

Key academic contacts

Professor Stephen Neville
Head of Nursing for the School of Clinical Sciences
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9379


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