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School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

Find out about the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice and its history.

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.

Contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice

Levels 7 and 8, Clinical Services Block, Wellington Regional Hospital, Newtown, Wellington.

Phone: 0800 108 005