Careers in Nursing
Thinking of nursing as a career?
If you are a caring and empathetic person, then a career in nursing could be just the right fit for you.
Nursing is not just about the care of people who are unwell. It also involves promotion, ill-health prevention and enabling, educating and empowering people to be more responsible for their own health.
After completing your study you can apply for registration as a comprehensive nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
After your initial undergraduate study, you may find yourself working as a:
- Community nurse
- Mental health nurse
- Nurse educator
- Nurse manager
- Child health nurse
- Gerontology nurse
If you want to expand on your skills and progress, you need to complete further study. Postgraduate study can open up even more opportunities and a higher income.
Possible career pathways for students with a postgraduate qualification include:
- Nurse practitioner
- Nurse researcher
- Primary health care
- Health leadership
- Health management
- International health
- Clinical quality and safety