Nursing & Healthcare

Nursing & Healthcare


With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to have a career. Nurses, in particular, are in high demand throughout the world, and the situation is likely to stay that way for many years to come. Health assistants, working in the aged care sector, are also in demand.

It’s not just the job market that makes nursing or health assistance good careers choices. In this field you have the opportunity to save and improve lives, to teach people how to achieve better health, and to advocate for patients to ensure they have the best healthcare.

Not many jobs are as flexible as nursing. You can work where and when you want. You can work full time, part time or not at all while you raise your family or further your studies and it’s extremely likely you will find work when you come back to the workforce. As a nurse, you can work in a busy downtown emergency unit, a medical practice, or as a flight nurse transferring patients both nationally and internationally. You can travel to different countries, work alongside surgeons, or provide in-home care for patients.

Study Options

Nursing at WITT

Becoming a nurse will be one of the most challenging and rewarding choices you’ll ever make. A career in nursing means that no two days will be the same; you will meet new people every day and work closely with other health professionals; and there are many opportunities to change career direction. It’s an exciting career that takes intelligence, courage and compassion.

The Bachelor of Nursing is a highly-respected degree and WITT’s graduate outcomes are excellent. With clinical skills learning facilities both at WITT and at the Taranaki Base Hospital, you will learn in a range of clinical skills. Clinical practice also involves working alongside registered and experienced nurses and lectures in a variety of health-related settings.

 Students further develop their professional profile with theoretical learning in WITT's Nursing Hub; including a room set out as a hospital ward, the Science Lab and access to the latest online technology.

Health Assistance 

Demand has grown for skilled health assistants in the aged care and health sectors. This 21-week programme teach the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment within the healthcare sector.