A foundation education in science is essential in the health sector, and SIT2LRN Health Sciences courses provide prospective applicants with an introduction to health studies and help them develop skills and knowledge which will equip them for further tertiary study in health related areas or for employment in the health sector.
After completing study in health science, students may wish to pursue further study in health and science related subjects, such as Nursing, Massage or Sport and Exercise. SIT offers further programmes in these areas, and Nursing in particular, is a popular choice.
Supported by the Southern District Health Board, SIT nursing students enjoy a great balance of theory and practical education. 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.
The career choices for 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, older person's care and correctional facilities for example.
SIT School of Nursing interviews all applicants to assess for other important personal qualities such as patience, integrity, compassion, great communication skills and cultural awareness.