Studying nursing in New Zealand
Nursing is challenging and rewarding. It requires intelligence, courage, compassion, and decision-making skills. It can enable you to travel and have a profound impact on the lives of people and families. There are also many directions your career could take.
If you like excitement you can work in an emergency room or be a flight nurse, if you like working with families you can work with mothers and babies, If you like a new and different challenge every day you can be a nurse practising in the community helping people stay well or recover from their illnesses in their own homes.
You could also work as a nurse manager, in nurse education, as a nurse researcher or as a nurse practitioner.
To become a registered nurse you need to complete a three year Bachelor of Nursing degree at one of the Schools of Nursing around the country.
Information on Postgraduate Nursing Training Funding is available from the Health Workforce New Zealand website.