It is flexible for me as I work full time and can attend evening classes
My advice to future students is: Take up additional support services provided if you need assistance eg. essay writing
The course provides opportunities for student doing research .
My advice to future students is: Personally, I would like to receive more study kits like suggestions and tips for essay writing as an International student.
Lectures are great and tutors. Clinical coordinator isn't very nice and the way they deal with people who have a physical disability
My advice to future students is: Choose wisely as to what university you attend
Positives: ACU has access to clinical practice labs that are very similar to what you may encounter in your nursing. The patients/dummies have medical histories, drug charts and some contain fake blood. This hands-on training is vital when learning certain procedures such as blood taking. Not only do you learn practical skills but it also helps in decision making as tutors will challenge students by creating scenarios in which students are encouraged to make decisions in the best interest of the patient and then provide a rationale as to why you made that decision.
ACU also offers placements in a variety of different settings such as general medical wards, surgical wards, aged care and mental health, which really helps students decide where they would like to work after they graduate. The assessment tasks such as essays help link everything you have learnt during your course along with new information learnt during the semester. This aids in a better understanding of diseases, procedures and medications so that you have the knowledge needed to help you on your clinical placements and your career.
Negatives: I feel that more time is needed in the clinical practice labs as this will make students more confident when commencing clinical placement. Also feedback on assessment tasks are often delayed and standards vary depending on the lecturer marking the assessments.
My advice to future students is: Make the most of your time in clinical practice and placements as they are very limited but offer great opportunities to help aid in your career.
Highlights on practical aspects of occupation/s
My advice to future students is: a course that must be paid attention to small detail
The course is ok but poorly organised. I'm neutral about whether I'd recommend it. I find the Uni provides support but it's average. Don't expect too much.
My advice to future students is: Study hard and the rest is easy
Positives - Good instructors/teachers and good facilities.
Negatives - Not a strong sense of community
My advice to future students is: Go make friends
I enjoy my cohort of friends and the lecturers are amazing
My advice to future students is: Enjoy uni life!
Positive: small community, quality educators
Negative: sometimes course content, attending 5 days a week
My advice to future students is: Get on top of your anatomy
Negative: some double ups on content between subjects
Positive: knowledgeable lectures, great facilities, supportive learning environment
My advice to future students is: Start assignments early
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