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Bachelor of Nursing Maori – Fills a Niche Market

Bachelor of Nursing Maori – Fills a Niche Market.

In July 2009 Whitireia Community Polytechnic will become one of only two educational institutes to offer a Bachelor of Nursing (Māori). Whitireia is already a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate health programmes, including a Bachelor of Nursing (mainstream) and a Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific).

The original nursing programmes were developed in response to community need and it is clear from the amount of graduates that success in these programmes has grown quickly over the years. The allocated places in nursing training fill quickly. Employers choose Whitireia nursing graduates because they are well grounded, ready to work, approachable and hard working.

Recognition of the demand for a specific programme of this nature has more recently been acknowledged with the development of government strategies and policies that are attempting to improve the currently low status of Māori health.

The aim of this programme is to ensure the provision of a qualification that prepares graduates to address the health needs of Māori. The programme acknowledges the distinct skill-set required by Māori nurses and this is reflected in the curriculum design and the teaching, learning and support environment. Having graduates able to work with equal competence in both worlds will make a significant contribution to not only Māori health but also New Zealand’s health systems.

“We support and develop excellence in our programmes” says Whitireia Chief Executive Don Campbell. “Our health programmes have an exemplary record of delivering work ready, in-demand graduates. From humble beginnings we have forged the best nursing degrees in the country.”

The Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) will begin in July 2009 and is a three year Degree. With a brand new multi-million dollar Health Facility, students will learn from the best and gain a top-notch qualification, in a word-class facility.


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