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100% Pass Rate For Wintec Midwifery Students

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December 11 2008

100% Pass Rate For Wintec Midwifery Students

For the second successive year Wintec Degree of Midwifery students have achieved a 100% pass rate.
Associate Head of School Midwifery & Allied Health at Wintec, Nina Hill, said the result could be attributed to an excellent industry advisory group strong relationships with the Waikato DHB and the industry midwives who supervise the students.

Mrs. Hill also reported an unprecedented interest in the three year degree.

“We are experiencing greater than ever interest in applying for the midwifery programme next year. Clearly many applicants are successfully stair casing into the degree from certificate in health and similar programmes with us. We are experiencing a surge in applications in our nursing degree as well.”

She said as with many other programmes at Wintec, many of those studying are mature students who go on to make a huge contribution in their chosen fields.

One such student is Sue Duncan who, having just successfully completed her Bachelor of Midwifery degree, has already joined a busy practice in Cambridge and has clients booked until August 2009.

Sue is also participating in the increasingly popular first year mentoring programme for practicing midwives. Formerly an ante-natal class teacher and stay at home mother, Sue was keen to pursue a career in midwifery to working with mothers and babies through the entire childbirth process rather than just within the classes.
She said the final exam was tough and she’s very pleased the entire group of twenty-seven passed.

ENDS

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