Careers in Nursing

Thinking of nursing as a career?

Master of Nursing graduate Foloi Asiata-Faletui is an Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist at Counties Manukau Health.

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