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
- 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.
Department News and Profiles
26 Oct 2016: Kawerau local, Wayne Andrews has spent 2016 chasing his dream of becoming a nurse.
22 Sep 2016: Goals were broken in all the right ways yesterday, as our Certificate in Vocational Skills (CVS) sports students...
04 Jul 2016: Last year was a record one for Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s flagship Bachelor of Nursing programme and...
23 Jun 2016: Those looking to become an accredited masseuse no longer need travel to Tauranga or Auckland to achieve this...
Page last updated: 02 May 2017