Nurs­ing stu­dents re­turn to Canada

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Nine Cana­dian nurs­ing stu­dents and two tu­tors have bid farewell af­ter five weeks in New Zealand.

They were from the nurs­ing pro­gramme at Camo­sun Col­lege in Bri­tish Columbia and were hosted by the Whi­tireia’s fac­ulty of health in Porirua.

They spent time in sim­u­la­tion labs at Whi­tireia and on clin­i­cal place­ments at healthcare providers around the re­gion.

Cana­dian tu­tor Hazell Penn said she was inspired to bring the stu­dents to Whi­tireia af­ter read­ing about the work of Dr Marga- ret Southwick, who de­vel­oped two of Whi­tireia’s nurs­ing de­grees.

‘‘We see many par­al­lels be­tween Canada and New Zealand in terms of is­sues af­fect­ing the health sys­tem,’’ Penn said.

Whi­tireia pro­vided the Camo­sun Col­lege stu­dents with the full cam­pus ex­pe­ri­ence, wel­com­ing them with a powhiri and is­su­ing them with stu­dent IDs.

Camo­sun Col­lege nurs­ing tu­tor Renate Gibbs said they had be­gun the ground­work while here that would en­able Whi­tireia stu­dents to travel to Canada.

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