Otago Polytechnic

Opportunities knock

Travel is high on Olivia Hyslop's list of priorities once she gains her degree.

Olivia Hyslop

Study

I love the opportunities for hands-on learning. It’s not just sitting in a lecture theatre, listening for hours. We get to do lots of practical work, which makes it fun and is great as we all have different learning styles.

Olivia is currently a first-year student in Nursing at Otago Polytechnic. While she finds it challenging picking up all the medical terminology at times, she finds the Polytechnic a great learning environment.

“All the lecturers are lovely and have been very supportive throughout my degree so far. I think it would be a totally different experience if it weren’t for the passion the lecturers have for teaching.”

This summer, Olivia will be travelling to Uganda to work as a volunteer.

“Part of doing nursing for me is wanting to help others. I’m really excited to be able to travel overseas to a vastly different country than New Zealand, to help build a school for the children and assist with healthcare. I definitely think that the people over in Uganda will teach and help me far more than what I can do for them!

“I’d love to travel the world and see as much of it as I can, as well as helping people while I’m there. I would love to keep volunteering my time and knowledge when possible.”

Bachelor of Nursing

Become educated to the highest professional standards through both theoretical and practical learning. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

Student

Olivia Hyslop

Study

Bachelor of Nursing

Become educated to the highest professional standards through both theoretical and practical learning. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.