Otago Polytechnic’s latest Graduate Destination Survey has found that 96% of our graduates are either employed or undertaking further study.
For Otago Polytechnic’s Maori graduates, it is even higher – at 99%!
We also have some of the highest student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand: 98% of graduates were satisfied overall with the quality of the programme they undertook; and 94% of graduates would recommend their programme of study to others.
And figures from the Tertiary Education Commission show Otago Polytechnic has the best qualification completion rate in New Zealand – at 90%.
Look at our nursing programmes, which have a 98% course completion rate and 98% graduate satisfaction.
Significantly, almost all (92%) of the 90 nursing students who graduated in November have been employed.
“Otago Polytechnic nursing students are extremely sought after because they have the critical thinking skills,” says Ian Crabtree, Head of School, Nursing.
“They have the knowledge and experienced gained in a variety of clinical settings and exposed to different technologies throughout their training.
“Our nursing graduates have the ability to adapt to an unfamiliar culture and operate in a socially and culturally diverse environment, appreciate differences in gender, culture and customs and be able to work effectively and safely.”
“Feedback from employers and stakeholders inform us that we prepare work-ready graduates with the adaptability to whatever clinical placement they work in as registered nurses.”
Published on 28 February 2018
Orderdate: 28 Feb 2018
Expiry: 31 Dec 2018