SIT 2013 Nursing graduates have significantly surpassed the national graduate employment average with 75% of SIT Bachelor of Nursing graduates and 100% of Diploma in Enrolled Nursing graduates gaining employment respectively. This significantlysurpassed the national average of 52% while neighbours Otago polytechnic produced an employment rate of 48.9% (45 out of 92 graduates) for their graduates. (http://www.odt.co.nz/campus/otago-polytechnic/291760/nearly-half-nursing-graduates-find-jobs
SIT is third equal with Auckland University of Technology for graduate employment rates, with Canterbury Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in first and second place as expected due to job shortages in Canterbury region from the Christchurch earthquake.SIT Nursing Programme Manager Sally Dobbs says “45 Bachelor of nursing students sat state finals in 2013. Currently 34 of these students have secured employment as Registered nurses – this equates to 75% of SIT graduates having gained employment. Seventeen of these jobs are within the Southland region and the rest are located throughout New Zealand – no graduate has moved to Australia. 24 of the graduates are on Government funded New Entry to Practice places. SIT produces high quality graduates who are well respected throughout New Zealand. In 2012 87% of SIT graduates were in employment by March 2013.”
In addition to the high employment of SIT Nursing graduates, SIT students have also obtained a 100% pass ratefor the external Nursing Council registration exam for the past 7 years.
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