Nursing - Master of Health Practice

Do you want to further your nursing career? The AUT Master of Health Practice in Nursing degree prepares nurses for all advanced practice roles.

The Master of Health Practice in Nursing is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. It's designed for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select courses that reflect your career needs and interests.

AUT’s postgraduate nursing courses are practice-focused and responsive to the changing needs within healthcare services. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around Auckland.

This is part of the Master of Health Practice.

Start date: 2021

Start date: 2022

Zoom Q&A session

Interested in the Postgraduate programmes in Nursing? Join our live Q&A sessions with our senior nursing staff Annette Dickinson, each Wednesday, 10-10.30am (New Zealand time). Next session: 15 July 2020.

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You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Nursing qualification.

Complete the following course

And complete 75 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

And complete 60 points from


* Recommended for those seeking registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber.
# Course has special requirements. Refer to course flyer.
**Students who enrol in HEAL986 Research in Practice are not eligible for progression into the DHSc/PhD.

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Advanced-Nursing-Practice PG-Study-Progression-Pathway

Key features
  • AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in the world
  • Focused on advancing knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices

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

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