Advanced Nursing Practice - Master of Health Science

Further your nursing career with the Advanced Nursing Practice specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Explore current nursing topics and research an area of your interest through your thesis.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for nursing professionals to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

This master's degree prepares and supports nurses for all advanced practice roles, including the registration of nurse practitioner. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around the North Island.


This is part of the Master of Health Science.

Start date: 2022

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.

Key features
  • Focused on advancing knowledge to improve patient outcomes and recovery
  • Prepares nurses for advanced practice roles, including registration for nurse practitioner
  • AUT is one of the leading nursing educators in New Zealand
  • 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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