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Contact details +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63359

Thomas Gorte RSCN, BSc (Hons), RN, MN

Senior Professional Clinician

School of Nursing

Tom has been lecturing at Massey since 2010.  Prior to this, he has worked and lectured within other countries such as England and Barbados.  Much of this work, both clinically and as an educationalist, has been focused on child health within various settings such as oncology, general medical, primary health and emergency care. 

Currently, Tom teaches within several areas within the undergraduate nursing degree.  Primarily, he teaches within the second year on topics, such as ethics and law in relation to health care and nursing clients living with long-term conditions.  He often is involved with the teaching of paediatrics and child health within the third year.  At postgraduate level, Tom facilitates the Pain Management Paper and supervises students who are undertaking the Practicum Paper.

As  a Professional Clinician, Tom engages with the clinical environment through the supervision of students within various health settings and maintaining links with clinicians within both the primary and secondary health sectors.  He also takes time to work within various clinical settings to maintain his clinical competence.  He is a member of various professional groups such a health care group that reviews skin conditions in children within the Wellington and Wairarapa districts.  With consultation from various health professionals, he has developed an online learning resource regarding the assessment  and management of children and their families with skin infections and infestations. 

Tom is also a qualified auditor for the Ministry of Health.  Thus, he is involved with the auditing of child health services against the Health and Disability Sector Standards within a variety of District Health Boards across New Zealand.  This provides him with perspectives on the current health provision to children within different areas, an invaluable resource as an educationalist.

Tom is a Professional Clinician within the School of Nursing.  From a health professional context, he is passionate regarding the health and well-being of children and their families.   As an educationalist, he strongly believes that the facilitation of an environment that is conducive to learning is of paramount of importance.  As a member of staff, he values the knowledge and expertise of his colleagues and feels that respect is a core component of successful teamwork. 

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 4 801 5799 Ext 63359
    Location: D55, 7
    Campus: Wellington


  • Registered Sick Children Nurse - Royal College of Nursing, UK (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science (Combined Honours) Health Scie - Southbank University (1998)
  • Registered Nurse - Nursing Council of New Zealand (2000)
  • Certificate in Adult Education - City & Guilds, UK (2000)
  • Masters in Nursing - Massey University (2007)

Research Expertise


Child Health

Emergency Care

Health care auditing

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 168.164 Health Across the Lifespan II
  • 168.265 Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-making II
  • 168.712 Pain Management

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