Department of Nursing

Nursing is one of the fundamental healthcare professions. As a career, it can be rewarding both personally and professionally as the difference made to a person's life is often profound and significant. The areas a nurse can specialise in include:

  • Aged care
  • Community health
  • Critical care and emergency
  • Mental health
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Perioperative
  • Plunket nurse
  • Practice nurse 

Specialist nurse shortage

The government has identified that New Zealand is facing a long term shortage in specialist nurses, and is actively encouraging skilled and experienced nurses from overseas to work in New Zealand.

Bachelor of Nursing 

The Bachelor of Nursing continues to be the flagship qualification in Waiariki’s healthcare portfolio with continuing high demand for its delivery. The Department of Nursing also offers a Short Award in Nursing in New Zealand, and a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing.

High quality learning facility 

Providing high quality support infrastructure for nursing and health studies is important to Waiariki’s long term success. In 2013 construction finished on a new building which replaced the existing limited teaching spaces for the number of students enrolling in nursing and healthcare qualifications. The new building has created significant opportunity to increase collaboration with community. Waiariki’s high quality new facilities are available to the nurses and those entering into nursing and healthcare programmes.

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Page last updated: 02 May 2017