Nursing

Nursing is about training to be a nurse.

Nurses take care of sick or injured people in a variety of situations and settings, and often work with other health professionals.

Training to be a nurse involves learning to examine, diagnose and treat patients for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!), and some require registration.

  • Registered nurse
  • Intensive care nurse
  • General Practice nurse
  • Workplace nurse
  • Nurse manager
  • District nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

166% of national
median earnings


Employment

71%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
20%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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