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Students target of recruitment

Media Release

17 October 2001

Students target of recruitment

A recruitment promotion intended to attract school leavers into the nursing profession, has been released today.

Student Decision, a magazine which is distributed to all secondary schools, was issued today and features a recruitment promotion from the Ministry of Health about nursing as a career option.

Acting Chief Advisor Nursing, Pamela Lee said people have the common perception that nurses generally work in hospitals, however the scope is far broader than many imagine.

"Registered nurses can use their qualifications to work in the areas of primary healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, public health, aged care, child health and occupational health. There are also new opportunities to work in the areas of telehealth or flight nursing."

Pamela Lee said nursing is a profession which allows you to have a profound impact on the lives of people and families.

"Becoming a nurse is a challenging and rewarding choice. A career in nursing guarantees that no two days will be the same; you will meet new people every day and always have the opportunity to change career direction.

"Registered nurses now have a wide range of career choices. The challenge is tremendous, it is an exciting career that takes intelligence, courage and requires decision-making skills."

For further information about the profession of nursing please contact your local university or visit the Ministry of Health website

For more information contact: Selina Gentry, Media Advisor, ph: 04-496-2483 or 025-277 5411

Selina Gentry Media Liaison Communications Corporate & Information Directorate Ministry of Health DDI: 04 496 2483

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