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When it comes to SIT courses, you can expect the words “innovation” and “best” to be foremost in your mind.

That’s exactly how it is at our Nursing school, which operates from SIT’s main Invercargill campus and offers a certificate in pre-entry to the Bachelor of Nursing, a level 5 Diploma in Enrolled Nursing and the three-year Bachelor of Nursing which allows graduates to become registered nurses.

Supported by the Southern District Health Board, SIT nursing students enjoy a great balance of theory and practical training. Our students have access to one of the best high-tech simulation suites in the country which allows them to practise their clinical skills on mannequins that replicate real life scenarios.

Nursing studies has a strong emphasis on science, and SIT also interviews applicants to screen for other important personal qualities such as patience, integrity, compassion, great communication skills and cultural awareness.

The career choices – especially for registered nurses - are as varied as they are exciting. Hospital jobs are only one possibility – there are roles within occupational health, the military, nutrition, primary health promotion, rest homes and prisons for example.

Programmes in Nursing

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway


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Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway

About Nursing

Student Profiles

Nursing Courses

18 months full time

This 18 month programme prepares students to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as an Enrolled Nurse.  Students gain knowledge and skills in nursing, social science, and structure and function of the human body. They will learn skills in simulated learning environments which they then apply on placements in clinical practice.  During the programme students will undertake a range of clinical courses in different health care settings including rehabilitation, acute care and mental health.

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Available part time only

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Health Science is aimed towards qualified registered nurses and midwives who wish to develop advanced practice skills.

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Three years full time

SIT’s School of Nursing has been delivering nursing education for 32 years and has a long history of successful graduates.

Our enthusiastic staff have a wide range of nursing experience within NZ and overseas.

Specialist equipment includes a nursing simulation suite with computerised mannequins and life size models of body parts, as well as a large library of DVD resources and text books.

Clinical placements provide real-life experience
A career in nursing can take you around the world! Nurses are always in demand.

Application form Course Details

23 weeks full time

The programme aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop attitudes, knowledge and skills to be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing. Knowledge and skills are also relevant to a variety of health and care occupations.

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