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.
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Posted: 16 December 2018