Victoria University Of Wellington Nursing

Nursing has been part of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s portfolio for more than 70 years.

We adopted the name “Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery” in 2001 and moved our base to The Fieldhouse Centre, 81-83 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington.

In 2006 we added ‘Health’ to our name, reflecting an increasing demand for study programmes designed especially for New Zealand health professionals.

In 2019, with the introduction of our first undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Midwifery, we adopted the name we use today: The School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice / Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora.

We are located on Level 7 & 8, Clinical Services Building, Wellington Regional Hospital and have a proud reputation for:

  • providing courses that are directly relevant to contemporary healthcare disciplines
  • research focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people everywhere
  • our academic, professional and practical expertise, which we readily make available to national and international audiences through social and professional critique, and to advance practice, policy and scholarship.

We offer all our students an opportunity for personal and professional development in a supportive, respectful and flexible environment. We encourage openness, balance, rigorous scholarship and respect for diversity and creativity, as well as innovation in policy, practice and research.

Underlying all our work is an acknowledgement of the vulnerability of those who need healthcare. Our staff, our students and our graduates all strive to meet these people’s needs compassionately, sensitively, safely, resourcefully, effectively and efficiently.

Postgraduate Nursing

Develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in clinical practice with postgraduate study of nursing.

Take your nursing skills to the next level with the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice. Whether you’ve been nursing for years or are new to the profession, are looking to specialise or want to gain a PhD, we’ll work with you to tailor a course of study that matches your goals.

Enhance your knowledge and skills and gain clinical experience. Be challenged and informed—able to meet the demands of today’s clinical and research environment head on.

To qualify for entry you’ll need a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent, and must be a registered nurse with a current practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

If you’re looking to focus your study more on management, leadership or education within the health care sector, the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice also offers a range of study options in Health.

Available qualifications


You can look for scholarships based on your level of study, subject area and background.

There may be Health Workforce New Zealand funding available to you for your study. Find out more by contacting your DHB Education Coordinator.Search scholarships

Contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

The School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice physical office is closed from 24 March 2020 until further notice. Please contact us via email.

Email: [email protected]