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Great choice, did you know...

  • ​​81% of our nursing degree graduates get relevant jobs (2015 graduate destination survey)
  • Nurses are needed to curb national shortage. (Read more here)
  • Work opportunities can be found in both private and public sector. Employment opportunities are good due to increasing demand for healthcare services from an ageing population. (Read more here​)
  • There are plenty of choices of what you can do when it comes to this industry. Read on to explore your options. 

Be the graduate everyone is looking for.​

This is who you could become:

​A Primary Health Care Nurse​ works in a variety of roles encompassing population health, health promotion, disease prevention, wellness care, first-point-of-contact care and disease management for individuals, whā​nau, communities and populations. Positions include public health nurses, practice nurses, Plunket nurses, school nurses, rural nurses, sexual health nurses, mental health etc.​​​​​ 


A Hospital Nurse​ could specialise in mental h​ealth, child health, aged care, oncology (cancer), intensive care, operating theatre, community health or workplace health and safety. Your day could be spent discussing, planning and carrying out nursing care in your specialist area, monitoring patients’ conditions and recording important changes, giving medications and intravenous drugs, educating patients and their families about health care needs and checking equipment and supplies.​

An E​nrolled Nurse delivers nursing care and health education in a variety of health care settings, including rehabilitation, acute care, aged care and mental health. You will work under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse.​​ 

​A Nurse Practitioner diagnoses, evaluates, treats and manages acute and chronic illness and disease. Your day could include talking to patients about their health, ordering, perfo​​rming and interpreting laboratory tests and x-rays, prescribing medication and performing minor surgery.​ 

Scholarships Available

To mark the tenth year of the Dame Te Ātairangikaahu Nursing Scholarship, and acknowledge ten years of Kingi Tūheitia’s reign as Māori King the number of scholarship recipients has raised to 10. 

Now more Waikato-Tainui people aiming for a career in nursing or midwifery have the opportunity to become recipients of 10 scholarships at Wintec in 2017. 

The scholarships were set up in recognition of Te Arikinui Dame Te Ātairangikaahu’s great leadership and care for the welfare of her people.

Each scholarship supports one student per year to receive a maximum of $6,000 towards the cost of tuition for a period of three years (a total of approx. $18,000 per scholarship). 

The Dame Te Ātairangikaahu Nursing Scholarships encourage Waikato-Tainui students to undertake full-time study at any level, in one of the following Wintec qualifications: