Eugene Odiaz

Eugene was always interested in a healthcare career, and although Nursing wasn't his plan, he found his passion in the Bachelor of Nursing.

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“At school, I loved studying science and working with people, so healthcare was a great fit. I first applied to study another programme but didn’t get accepted, which ended up working out really well as I found my way into nursing. Since starting the Bachelor of Nursing, I’ve discovered that a nursing role is where I feel I belong.

"I was awarded the Top Achiever Scholarship to stay in university accommodation and I stayed in University Hall Towers (UHT). My year in UHT was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had and I was able to connect with lots of awesome people and make many great memories.

I love the range of learning opportunities and environments provided to us right from our first year. In the first year alone there’s standard lectures and tutorials, lab sessions, and clinical skills sessions in simulated hospital rooms. By the end of my first year of nursing we were released into hospital wards and given a taste of what it would be like to work in a clinical setting. Being on a ward during our clinical placements is the most immersive and productive learning environment I’ve ever experienced as a student.

Eugene Odiaz Bachelor of Nursing

“If you want to study nursing, I recommend doing so at Waipapa Taumata Rau l University of Auckland. As a graduate from this university you are equipped with the clinical skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with patients, whānau, and other health professionals as needed, to promote the holistic health of those under your care.”