The Student Health Service will be speaking at our Pinnacle nursing conference on 28 November.
The Student Health Service at the University of Waikato provides an integrated health service to 12,000 students and runs a general practice clinic alongside wellbeing services. The clinical team includes general practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurse prescribers, practice nurses, and a health care assistant. The wellbeing services are free to all students and are staffed by mental health nurses, counsellors, chaplains, a violence prevention coordinator, and a health promotions coordinator. A student health nurse is available on the Tauranga campus for nursing services.
Carine has been a nurse practitioner for nearly three years and joined the Student Health Service two years ago. She completed her masters in nursing through the nurse practitioners training programme at Massey University in 2017.
Carine centers her practice on a holistic approach to improve the health of students. Her role also involves clinical support and supervision for registered nurses on the team who embark on prescribing pathways. Carine has a keen interest in the development of advanced nursing roles and incorporating these into their model of care in order to improve access to health services and meet the needs of their student population.
Jo is currently working as the clinical nurse manager and a registered nurse prescriber. She has been working at the Student Health Service for eight years as a practice nurse.
Jo completed the post grad diploma and prescribing practicum through Wintec. Prior to Student Health, she completed her undergraduate training at University of Auckland and has worked in medical surgical wards and another general practice in Auckland.
Laura comes from China and has been living in New Zealand for nearly ten years. For the past 18-months she's worked part-time at the Student Health Service as a registered nurse prescriber. She also works with dental specialists assisting with IV sedation during surgery.
Prior to living in New Zealand, Laura worked in China as an accident and emergency nurse as well as Ireland as a practice nurse. She completed her training for registered nurse prescribing at Wintec in 2018 and plans to finish her Master of nursing in the near future.