Excellence in Nursing training at SIT

Amjith Krishnanivas
Amjith Krishnanivas completed a Bachelor of Nursing at SIT and now works as a Registered Nurse at Southland Hospital
There’s great news for Southern Institute of Technology Nursing students next year — the Bachelor of Nursing continues under the Zero Fees Scheme for 2023.

But wait, there’s more! SIT School of Nursing (SoN) has recently attained another milestone; in April, SIT Nursing programmes achieved a five-year accreditation from the Nursing Council — the maximum number of years allowed under council standards — and the second time they’ve achieved the five-year maximum.

Acting Head of Faculty and Head of SoN, Johanna Rhodes, said “We’re very privileged to have achieved this consecutively. It confirms for staff that they’re on the right track and investing into our programmes in a way which produces notable outcomes.”

She said there are consistently high standards set amongst the team of educators within SoN, and students could be confident they were enrolled in a quality programme.

“It gives reassurance and offers public confidence... this is also evidenced by our continued success with State Finals and employment.”

Since March 2020, all SIT Nursing graduates sitting their State Final Examination from the Nursing Council have achieved a 100% pass rate. Ms Rhodes said the entire SoN team are proud of all their graduates.

One of those graduates is Registered Nurse, Amjith Krishnanivas, who works at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.

Prior to studying, Amjith had done his research and knew SIT had a good reputation.

“SIT has been wonderful in all aspects... they exceeded all my expectations,” he said.

The tutors were supportive, approachable, and had good, in-depth subject knowledge.

Amjith highly recommends SIT to prospective Nursing students.

“The tutors love what they are doing and are passionate about student progression in becoming a safe practising Registered Nurse.”

Call SIT on 0800 4 0 FEES (0800 40 3337) or go to www.sit.ac.nz/Courses/Nursing-Health-Science