Nursing and Health Professions

EIT’s School of Nursing has been offering nursing education for over thirty years – preparing its graduates for professional practice in dynamic, challenging and satisfying fields of nursing.

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National Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work)

The National Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Level 6 is a full-time, 18 month programme which offers you stimulating training, leader towards an advanced qualification as a Mental Health Support Worker.

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Liz MacKenzie, Bachelor of Nursing Graduate

I want to make a difference in people's lives, help them to empower themselves to as independently as possible manage their health.  EIT Tairawhiti (Gisborne) gives those of us with ties to the region the opportunity to improve our lifestyle without moving cities.  The EIT staff are amazing - just take a leap of faith and make the application!

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Alannah Meyer

Alannah Meyer

My research is related to issues identified currently in nursing clinical practice and has sought to add to the body of knowledge, guide practice and provide a better understanding of those issues.  Two renal papers on the role and effectiveness of pre-dialysis nurses have contributed to the clarification of the role and an understanding of what these nurses believed to be effective care.

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Health Professions Postgraduate Programmes

The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Science and Master of Nursing is approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand and prepares nurses for advanced practice and Nurse Practitioner (with prescribing)

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Facilities & Scholarships 


The School of Nursing’s facilities and resources are excellent and are amongst the best in New Zealand. They include the Clinical Arts and Technology (CAT) Centre plus three well-equipped simulated practice environments including simulated learning technology, computer assisted resources and a small procedures room.

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Nursing and Health Profession Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for Bachelor of Nursing students. Please phone 0800 22 55 348 to find out more

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Nurses’ Emotional Labour in a Hospital Children’s Ward

Dr Ruth Crawford recently completed her PhD through the University of Technology Sydney... Read More


Student Nurse Awarded National Scholarship

EIT nursing student Kathy Kupenga has been awarded a prestigious Te Apa Mareikura... Read More


EIT Celebrating Māori Language Week

EIT is to be a showcase for the Māori language next week, with daily activities... Read More


Student Nurse Awarded National Scholarship

EIT nursing student Kathy Kupenga was stunned to open an email telling her she was to... Read More

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