Advanced Nursing Practice - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Study the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Nursing Practice and develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in nursing in as little as one year.

AUT’s postgraduate nursing papers 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.

The programme can prepare you for further study at master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Complete the following paper

And select 75 points from

@ Recommended for Nurse Prescribing pathway

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

*Recommended for Nurse Practitioner route
**Subject to approval from programme leader
# Paper has special requirements. Refer to paper flyer.

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the 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
  • 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.