Omana Thomas

Lecturer and Research

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Omana Thomas


Lecturer and Research

Teaching areas

Nursing and health


  • New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (NZCATT)
  • Masters in Nursing
  • Post-graduation Certificate and Diploma
  • Bachelor in Nursing and Midwifery.


Omana feels it is a privilege to be teaching at MIT. She comes in contact with large cohorts of students from all backgrounds who enjoy learning as they navigate their three years of training.

Why I love MIT

I enjoy being with the students, guiding them on their external placements, and when they are placed with me. I am a passionate teacher and look forward to teaching and working with students whenever I get the chance. MIT provides all the resources for this to happen successfully.

Students get to explore different learning methods and took forward to using sophisticated technologies to enhance their learning. We will switch the format of teaching in response to the requirements of the community - such as happened with the COVID situation.


  • Pandemic brings paradigm shift- February - Kaitiki Nursing Journal-20.

Research interests

  • Working on research relating to stroke understanding.

Memberships and affiliations

  • Tertiary Education Union.