CPIT excels in nursing registration exams

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03 Sep 2013

CPIT’s Department of Nursing is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate for Registered Nurses in the Nursing Council of New Zealand registration exams.

100 per cent of Bachelor of Nursing students passed the exam, exceeding the national average pass rate of 96 per cent. Diploma of Enrolled Nursing students also surpassed the national average, achieving a 96 per cent pass rate compared to 78.57 per cent nationally.

“Our students regularly achieve top pass rates in the NCNZ registration exams and to have a 100 per cent pass rate for our Registered Nurses again is fantastic. Our students are in demand and at the end of July 83 per cent of bachelor students had job offers,” Head of Nursing, Dr Cathy Andrew says.

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CPIT’s nursing students ranked top in the country for employability in 2012. The two intakes of students each year are aligned with Canterbury District Health Board expectations and the needs of the workforce.

The content for CPIT’s nursing programmes is 50 per cent practical, carried out over five to six working placements in a variety of settings. A major project with the CDHB of Dedicated Education Units within Canterbury enhances the clinical placement experience for students.

“Our students follow a diverse and practical path of study, learning both onsite at CPIT and through quality placements throughout the South Island. They are sought after employees due to their work-ready nature and excellent registration exam results,” Dr Andrew says.