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Studying nursing at Wintec involves a combination of learning theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real healthcare environments. Students will have the chance to provide supervised nursing care with health consumers, whānau, hapū, and communities, throughout their programmes.

"Pursuing a career in health was always on my mind. Throughout my studies, the small achievements have felt just as rewarding as the big ones. Whether it's passing assignments, doing well during placements, or achieving care outcomes for my patients, it all adds to a sense of satisfaction."

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Registered nurses

A registered nurse's day will be spent planning and carrying out nursing care in a clinical area, having therapeutic conversations with health care consumers and their whānau/families, monitoring and recording essential changes in health care consumers conditions, giving medication and intravenous drugs, educating health care consumers and their whānau/families about health care needs, working within and contributing to multidisciplinary teams, ensuring accurate health records are maintained and promoting health, and advocating for health care consumers and their whānau/families.

Registered nurses work across a range of health care settings, including but not limited to:

  • Māori health and Iwi providers
  • Pasifika health
  • Mental health and addictions (community-based, acute care, forensic)
  • Rural
  • Child health (paediatrics) and Plunket
  • Aged care and rehabilitation (geriatrics)
  • Emergency departments and operating theatres
  • Medical and surgical (both public and private)
  • Cancer care (oncology)
  • Community health
  • Primary health care (GP clinics)
  • Workplace health and safety
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This programme is for students who have already achieved a recognised bachelor's degree in another discipline.

Enrolled nurses 

Enrolled nurses work across a range of healthcare specialist settings. They work under the supervision of a registered health practitioner to care for and educate patients in rehabilitation, acute care, aged care, and mental health.

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Advanced nursing practice

With postgraduate qualifications, graduates can work in Advanced Nursing Practice roles. These may include positions such as nurse educator, clinical leader, clinical nurse specialist, clinical charge nurse, registered nurse prescriber in the long term and related conditions, health services manager, and case manager/co-ordinator. If students undertake the nurse practitioner pathway in the Master of Nursing, upon graduation, they can apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice. Nurse Practitioners provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, prescribing medicines within their area of competence, and admitting and discharging from the hospital and other healthcare services/settings. As clinical leaders, they work across healthcare settings, influencing health service delivery and the wider profession.

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Advancing your career

Looking to advance your career?
These postgraduate and master's programmes will help give you the knowledge and skills you need.

Professional programmes/short courses


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Entry to nursing

Entry to Nursing Pathway

Postgraduate nursing

Postgraduate nursing pathway diagram

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

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Placement portal

Studying towards your qualification requires you to spend a set amount of time on placement – this means working in a real-life work environment where you can put your learnings into practice. The amount of time spent on placement varies according to what qualification you are studying,  and in which year of study you are. First-year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year on placement. Whereas, by the time you reach your third year, you will spend almost all of your time on placement.

Placement Portal


Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

About the Faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice, we provide practical, interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industries.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work, counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices that may suit you. Our courses are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced, registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

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