About us

Nursing has been part of Victoria'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.

Today, 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.