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International Nurses Look Forward To Bright Future

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International Nurses Look Forward To Bright Future

Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - NorthTec's international nursing students pay up to $40,000 for two years' study and some go without seeing their children for months, sometimes years, in the hopes of bettering their futures.

NorthTec, Northland's largest provider of tertiary education, held a graduation ceremony for the nursing students, some from as far away as India and the Philippines.

Indian nurses Ashanth An Jose and Jerly Eldo came to NorthTec to get their Bachelor's in Nursing even though they knew it would mean spending two years away from home.

Both women are from Kerala in Southern India.

Ms An Jose left her five-month-old son with family while Ms Eldo left two children back in India.

"I knew I was not going to see my son for two years. But I had the full support of my husband and family," Ms An Jose said.

"We supported each other as a group. We talked about what we were studying and helped each other with childminding," Ms Eldo said.

The nursing graduates are already looking for jobs in Northland and both want to settle here with their families.

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