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Postgraduate and master's for nursing, health, and social practice

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice, we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, occupational therapy, or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to excel in your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

To discuss your pathway options and what modules would best complement your area of work, please feel free to email the postgraduate team at


Whānau is everything for four Māori Masters graduates

Gaining a Master in Professional Practice is a step towards a PhD for Natalie Lewis, who has held various senior roles over the past 21 years since joining the second intake of the Tihei Mauri Ora Māori Nursing at Wintec, she is currently clinical nurse specialist Hauora ihub at Waikato DHB.

For those wanting to set out on a study pathway, she says “go for it, we need more Māori academics to lead the way for our people, to be role models and to believe in ourselves".

“I left school at age 14, had my daughter when I was 17, and couldn’t read, write or do maths that well. I asked for help when training to be a nurse, learnt how to do maths and read medical terminology, and attended the learning skills centre to learn how to write assignments. I worked my butt off to pass my diploma in nursing; I failed and resat six months later. With determination and whānau support you can do anything. If I didn’t complete my Masters, I would regret not furthering my studies.” Read more.

Wintec Māori Masters graduates Natalie Lewis, Janette Ngaheu and Myra Pourau at their graduation.

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