We challenge you to go beyond traditional care or case management to focus on creating a supportive environment for health and wellbeing. You'll learn how to promote healthy living and to care for the individual. You'll also learn how to become independent and confident decision-makers, with a focus on motivation, tolerance and acceptance of different cultures and beliefs.
You will be taught by a dedicated team of qualified and experienced professionals, working with people and make a difference in their lives.
CPIT's Nursing and Human Services facilities are located in the Nursing and Science Building ('N' on the Campus Map) at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Subjects we teach
Facilities and resources
Nursing and Human Services is at the forefront of health training and is the largest provider of nursing education in the South Island. We work in collaboration with health care agencies in Canterbury and the West Coast.
We work closely to provide positive learning opportunities for students when on placement with health and social service agencies including Canterbury District Health Board, West Coast District Health Board, Nurse Maude, private hospitals and community agencies.
We have created purpose-built facilities to emulate real world conditions and have other resources including:
- Clinical practice units
- Mock apartment to mirror home visit conditions
- Programmable mannequins
- Equipment used by nurses in everyday clinical settings
Industry and community
Nursing, social work, mental health and human services support are some of the most important vocations in the health and social services sector, and at CPIT we believe it is vital to support our community with effective and relevant social services programmes.
Employers in the public and private sector respect our qualifications, knowing you have had both professional training on campus and real experience in the workplace. Graduates from these programmes succeed across a range of industry and community-based organisations. A CPIT qualification gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills and practical experience to contribute to the workplace from day one.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you
from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on July 1 2015.
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
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