Are you seeking an opportunity to receive a first-class theoretical and practical nursing education? The School of Nursing offers access to state-of-the-art facilities, the latest industry knowledge, and the expertise of highly experienced teachers, to enable you to graduate with the confidence, clinical skills, and knowledge to enter the nursing profession.
Supported by the Southern District Health Board, and multiple clinical providers SIT Nursing students enjoy a great variety of theory and practical education. Students have access to multiple simulation modalities in one of the best simulation suites. This allows you to practise clinical skills that replicate real life clinical scenarios.
The career choices for nurses are as varied. These choices include tertiary care in hospitals, primary care in communities, occupational health, the military, older person's care, and correctional facilities.
The SIT School of Nursing interviews all applicants to assess for important personal qualities such as patience, integrity, compassion, communication skills and cultural awareness. In addition, an assessment of literacy and numeracy occurs during the interview process.
The SIT School of Nursing is very highly-regarded and our graduates are in demand throughout the country and internationally due to their knowledge, professionalism and work-readiness.
At present in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all students applying for entry to a health related /social services programme must be vaccinated against COVID-19. All health sector organisations engaging health care workers have obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to take all reasonable steps to eliminate, or otherwise control, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The NZ government has mandated the vaccine for frontline health care workers. As a result, the health care providers we work with are requiring their staff, including any students on placement, to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. If you are unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose whether you are vaccinated or to provide evidence if asked, then this will have an impact on healthcare placements that you can be allocated to as part of your undergraduate health programme and will have an impact on successful completion of the programme.
Employment agencies accessed by students of programmes of study other than health/social services may also choose to only accept those students for placement who are vaccinated against Covid 19. On this basis SIT cannot guarantee placements for unvaccinated students and therefore cannot guarantee programme successful completion for those students who choose not to be vaccinated against Covid 19.