Nursing at AUT University: an overview

  • Also referred to as, or includes, advanced nursing practice, nursing leadership and management, child health, older adult health and wellness, health professional education

AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in New Zealand, preparing nurses who are acknowledged internationally as graduates of exceptional quality in a range of specialities. All our nursing courses are dynamic and continually evolve with the latest research and needs of the healthcare sector, including our advanced nursing practice postgraduate programme.
Our strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices ensure students gain extensive clinical learning, while our research programmes advance knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery.

Key academic contacts


Debra Spinetto
Programme Information Advisor  
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9735


Dr David Healee
Head of Postgraduate
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7642

Dr Tineke Water
Head of Research
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7335

Health Care Practice Research Interests and Associations

The unit’s staff and students undertake research that is aimed at gaining an understanding of the human experience of trauma.
The centre is the research arm of the School of Midwifery and is guided by an external advisory group. We are committed to building partnerships, knowledge and skills through education and research, in order to improve the quality and provision of care for women and families.

Degrees and qualifications



Advanced nursing practice - Claire Doole / Dr Deb Spence
Child health - Dr Annette Dickinson
Health professional education - TBC
Leadership and management - Dr David Healee
 Older adult health and wellness - Dr Barbara McKenzie-Green
 Other postgraduate qualifications

News, events and conferences

Contact us

Erika Gajdocsi
School Administrator (Postgraduate and Research)
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7850


New students and general enquiries

Student Hub provides information on all programmes at AUT, course counselling, campus tours, study planning and enrolment assistance.

Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)
Submit an online enquiry

Returning student enquiries

Student Hub provides information on applications and admission, fees and invoices, student loans, academic records, general enrolment, graduation, accommodation, activities and events and student services.

Phone: +64 9 921 9779

Last updated: 07-May-2014 1.39pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.