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Celebrating the end of Nursing State Finals

Celebrating the end of Nursing State Finals

UCOL Wairarapa Nursing students are celebrating the end of their Nursing State Finals, after completing the three year Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Twenty seven students sat this year’s New Zealand Nursing Council state final examinations, which allow graduates with a degree to become registered nurses and enter the workforce.

Student Support Team Leader Sharon Joliffe says they are set to make a contribution in the health sector, in the Wairarapa region and wider afield.

“Some already have firm plans for the future. For example, of our youngest students, Jordan McGregor is going to work at Christchurch Hospital, Sarah Hurley will be in the Theatre at Wairarapa Hospital, Megan Flowerday is going into Paediatric nursing at Wellington Hospital, Megan Wickens is off to Alice Springs Hospital and Christie Higginson will be in the Mental Health Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

“Some are taking a well-earned break first, like Aleksei Ganotan who is travelling overseas for the summer.

“We are proud of all of our graduates and wish them all well in their new careers.”

UCOL Wairarapa started the Bachelor of Nursing programme in 2004. Since then students have had a 100 per cent pass rate in the Nursing Council state finals.

Shown celebrating the completion of the three year Bachelor of Nursing programme and their state finals are some of the youngest graduates who all started the programme straight after finishing secondary schools in the Wairarapa. From left to right: Aleksei Ganotan, Jordan McGregor, Sara Hurley, Megan Flowerday, Megan Wickens, Christie Higginson.

Places for next year’s Bachelor of Nursing intake are filling fast, so please make enquiries as soon as possible by phoning the UCOL Wairarapa campus on 9462300


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