Hands-on degree best for a nurse in the making

“The major reason I applied to study at Notre Dame was its reputation in the health sector. All the lectures and tutors work clinically, which allows the students to be up-to-date with current nursing practices as well as have access to outstanding clinical placements,” says Nursing graduate, Chris who was attracted to Notre Dame’s Nursing program for its comprehensive hands-on learning opportunities with leading health care providers, such as Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

“The highlight of PMH was a very unique clinic which helped refugee children who had travelled from war torn countries to Australia. These nurses ensured that these children felt safe in Australia, as well as giving them the health care they needed,” Chris said.

Through the 1100 hours of clinical placement and specialist units of study as part of Notre Dame’s Bachelor of Nursing, Chris also gained an appreciation for the importance placed on mental health by nurses – describing it as “the most important area of study taught to Nursing students”.

The opportunity to learn about mental health as part of my degree will benefit me greatly and allow me to treat patients with dignity, ensuring that all aspects of their care and conditions are met professionally.

Chris aspires to work as Registered Nurse, specialising in emergency.

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