Australian Catholic University - ACU reviews

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Positives: Practical time to practice skills rather than just theory

Negatives: There is a lot of information jammed into one week so you may practice a skill once but not have time in following weeks to practice it again

My advice to future students is: Study from day one... I know it’s boring and you think you can jam it all in later, but when it comes to later years you’re expected to know the things you learnt in first year and you’ll wish you studied harder and payed more attention

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The course provides a lot of practical knowledge that could be required in the many fields that we can enter into. The lecturers have years of experience in their fields that help provide us students with an idea of what it could be like outside of the actually course.

Negatives: When deciding on places to complete prac, there aren’t any suggestions provided to help guide us through the process.

My advice to future students is: Make sure that you stay on top of all your study and don’t leave things to the last minute. Everything will come up really fast and you will feel like you are drowning. Also make sure you ask questions when you are not sure of anything. The lecturers are here to help and are always willing to give you their time of day

Completing in 2019

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Positives: I really enjoy prac. Going to hospitals and gaining experience as it is my passion. It reinsures me that this is the career I definitely want to do.

Negatives: There are a lot of skills that need to be signed off. There are a heap of requirements in order to be deemed competent to become registered. This can be quite stressful.

My advice to future students is: Do nursing before midwifery as there isn’t much employment for direct entry midwives at the moment.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Broad range of knowledge, intense, always kept interesting

Negatives: Time consuming

My advice to future students is: Time manage well

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Broad range of knowledge, intense, always kept interesting

Negatives: Time consuming

My advice to future students is: Time manage well

Completing in 2020

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Positives: You are very hands on and they really help you

Negatives: No

My advice to future students is: Show up to lectures

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Super hands on and practical whilst relevant to current practices

Negatives: Completing a unit on how to research ( evidence for practice hlsc122)

My advice to future students is: Definitely study with acu! And a double degree is so beneficial

Completing in 2021

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Positives: Tutors are friendly

Negatives: Some lecturers don’t know how to explain properly

My advice to future students is: Make sure you know what you want to do before you choose

Completing in 2020

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Positives: great campus, easy access (with the shuttle from chermside). really enjoying the course at the moment

Negatives: group assignment 😂

My advice to future students is: be effective in time management. attend all the tutorials and lectures

Completing in 2021

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Positives: 1) the support you get is amazing. A few people have been to other units and they’ve said ACU support and connection with students is amazing which it is
2) the content is informal. Although it may be boring they make sure you know it to be a better future nurse
3) not sure if it’s like this in other unis but we start placement for nursing home next semester and it’s good to start early and learn early in the prac field

Negatives: At the moment there's nothing I can point out

My advice to future students is: It’s an amazing uni and really accessible. Parking is always found and it’s FREE!!! It is a small uni compared to others but offers just as much

Completing in 2020

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