School of Nursing

Specialty pathways

Students are encouraged to plan programmes of study relevant to their practice area in consultation with both clinical staff, who can provide career advice, and academic staff for educational advice. This is especially important for those planning to apply for Nurse Practitioner status with the New Zealand Nursing Council.

When contacting a member of staff in the School of Nursing, it is very helpful if you include your student ID and contact phone number in any correspondence.

New to postgraduate study


The following pathways are suggested as a guide to nurses interested in the following pathways:

Specialty Nursing 2018


Clinical Specialties 2018


Pathway for Designated Prescriber




Nurse Practitioner 2018