Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Ara nursing graduates are ready to work

Ara nursing graduates are ready to work

Ara nursing graduates remain in demand according to Nurse Education in the Tertiary Sector’s New Graduate Destinations report.

94% of the Ara Bachelor of Nursing graduates who finished their studies at the end of 2017 and looked for work found work as a nurse within three months. The result is well ahead of the national average of 80% and continues a trend of excellence for the department. Ara performed best amongst the larger institutes offering nursing education.

The news comes as Ara’s nursing department prepares to move to the Health Research Education Facility at the new Manawa building, close to Christchurch Hospital, with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) and University of Canterbury (UC). The move will enable current students to learn alongside health professionals in world-class facilities.

“We have built a close relationship with CDHB, and other health providers, which opens doors for employment and further workplace training programmes and opportunities for our students,” Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health at Ara Cathy Andrew says. “We listen to the needs of our health sector partners and we have earned their trust that our nursing graduates have the skills needed in health environments today.”

“Moving into the Health Research Education Facility will open up more opportunities for nursing students to learn with sophisticated technology in simulated situations with other health professionals.”



Ara graduates over 200 registered nurses each year, as well as offering enrolled nursing, postgraduate nursing and health science including a Nurse Practitioner programmecertificates of practice preparing overseas nurses to work in New Zealand and foundational programmes to pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing.

Nationally 1272 students passed the Nursing Council Exam. Graduate nurses found employment in surgical and medical nursing predominately, followed by mental health, child health and care of the elderly. Altogether, the 15 areas of employment reflect the diversity of entry level opportunities in the profession in hospital and community settings.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Bach And Ellington

The NZSO’s Shed Series returned for 2019 with the aptly titled REBIRTH at Shed 6 on Friday 8th. This theme dealt with the way in which music constantly evolves and changes, with styles and musical periods reborn in completely new and different ways. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça Colette!

Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life. More>>

Wellington Repertory Theatre: New Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Payhouse,” says Oliver Mander, WRT’s President. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Revenants - They Shall Not Grow Old

Jackson has toiled laboriously in the trenches of the digital revolution for decades, with his two turgid Tolkien trilogies constantly pushing the envelope in terms of computer-generated entertainment and providing his latest project with sufficient combat experience to warrant serious Oscar consideration for its remarkable technical achievements. More>>


Unseen Let It Be Footage: Peter Jackson Making "The Ultimate Beatles Film"

Jackson's new film will be compiled from fifty-five hours of never-released studio footage of The Beatles recording their final album Let It Be in January 1969. More>>


NZCT Grants More Than $150,000 to Community Sports

NZCT has approved grants to the Tauranga Boxing Academy, provided a new lease of life to old yachts, benefitted sports at Tiniroto School, and helped to upgrade Christchurch City BMX Club track. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland