Developing the Pacific nursing workforce
Author: Southwick, Margaret
Publisher: Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Type: Conference item
Link to this item using this URL: https://www.digitalnz.org/records/21133029
Currently, the New Zealand nursing workforce is predominantly pakeha. The growing proportion of Pacific people in the wider population is not being reflected in the New Zealand nursing workforce. Previous research by Southwick showed that Pacific Island students had a high drop out rate from nursing programmes. In 2004, the Bachelor in Nursing (Pacific) programme commenced at Whitireia Community Polytechnic. Challenges and results of this programme are discussed.
Subjects: nursing workforce, Pacific nurses, marginalisation, access, poverty, 11 - Medical and Health Sciences
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