Health & Support Services
Motueka High School
Libby enrolled in the Health & Support Services programme as she’s keen to study towards a nursing degree once she finishes school. Her long term goal is to work in the primary health sector as a mental health nurse.
“One of the highlights of the programme have been the visits to Nelson Hospital, meeting with health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists and nutritionists. We’ve also had the opportunity to look around the Emergency Department and meet with health managers and doctors.”
Another highlight has been the opportunity to work in NMIT’s state of the art clinical nursing classrooms. “The quality of the equipment at NMIT is fantastic. We wear real hospital scrubs and get to do practical activities in a very realistic hospital environment – we even have patient dummies to practice on! The course is really hands-on and you’re fully immersed in everything to do with the health sector. Our tutor Angela gives us lots of practical activities to keep everyone interested and on track.”
For Libby the Health & Support Services programmes has opened the door to opportunities within the health sector and the different career pathways available – including options that she hadn’t thought about before. She also enjoys being treated like an adult when she’s at NMIT on Fridays and meeting other students from different schools and making new friends.