Two Years Free When Studying Nursing At EIT

Eastern Institute of Technology is helping boost the numbers of Hawke’s Bay’s nurses by effectively offering two years of free education to degree students.

Although EIT had already implemented a scholarship fund to remove a year’s worth of degree tuition fees, the implementation of a government policy along the same lines has resulted in doubling the amount of free education available in Hawke’s Bay.

Graduate Annah Cherry next month starts work as a graduate junior nurse in the acute medical ward – A1 renal and respiratory – at the Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ War Memorial Hospital and has been accepted by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board into a year-long nurse entry to practice (NETP) programme that will see her transition to a registered nurse.

She said securing an EIT Year 13 degree scholarship that covered her first year of fees in 2015 helped her a great deal.

Photo: EIT Nursing graduate Annah Cherry.  For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 16 December 2018