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Calling All Future Nurses

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Tuesday, August 31 2004

Calling All Future Nurses

Nurses of the future are being sought now to start their education next year. Applications are now open for the Bachelor of Nursing programme offered in 2005 by Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua and Tauranga.

“It is well known that New Zealand has a shortage of nurses and there are excellent career options for nursing graduates,” says Nina Hill, head of school of Nursing and Health Studies at Waiariki Institute of Technology (Waiariki). “Waiariki graduates are employed quickly once they’ve finished their degree by hospitals and other health care providers.”

Application forms are now available from Waiariki and potential applicants are encouraged to return these as soon as possible. Across the two programmes running at Waiariki in Rotorua and the Tertiary Village at Windermere (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga) there are a total of 100 places.

“We got many more enquiries and applications than places available last year, but because we now run the programme in Tauranga as well as Rotorua we have more spaces for students available than in the past,” according to Mrs Hill.

Waiariki graduates have performed consistently highly and gained some of the top places in the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Final Examinations over the past three years.

Those interested in studying nursing can contact Mandy Hunt, student advisor for more information. Tel: 07 346 8999 or 0800 924 274 or email


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