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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. Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing programme are highly sought after, skilled practitioners.

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Annatjie Pretorius

Annatjie Pretorius, Master of Nursing Graduate

A swerve in Annatjie Pretorius’s life journey will see her capped with a Master of Nursing at EIT’s graduation ceremony in March 2014.

After training as a nurse in South Africa, Annatjie never imagined leaving her homeland of Zimbabwe – formerly Rhodesia.  However her son, Munnik, now 17, has severe haemophilia and the supply of medication which allows him to live a normal life was becoming increasingly fickle.

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Clare Harvey

Associate Professor Dr Clare Harvey

I have worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, in clinical, management and education roles that have gone across settings from primary health and remote area nursing to intensive 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)

Download the Download the Health Professions Postgraduate Programmes booklet here

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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Apr 8

Dignity Conference 2015 – Response-Based Practice in Action

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