Fri 5 May 2017

Healthy news from Nursing

WITT nursing students have recorded a perfect success rate in national exams.

WITT offers a three year Bachelor of Nursing with an intake once a year in the first semester and after completing their degree to be qualified as a registered nurse all students sit the national state final examination.

The 39 graduates of 2016 have now all passed the state examination to continue the nursing school’s record of a 100% pass rate. The national average of 20 schools nationally is 93.8%.

Nursing graduates have every chance of finding work – the employment rate for WITT graduates is the second highest in the country at 92.7%.

 The highest numbers are employed in surgical settings followed by medical and continuing care.

Head of Nursing Diana Fergusson said she was delighted with the results and pleased to see a significant growth in interest in nursing this year, with increased Year 1 student numbers.

“We can provide pathways for those who do not yet have the degree entry criteria; an increasingly popular part of this pathway is successful completion of the Level 3 Health Care Assistant programme,”  she said.