Negative - there aren't enough placements as part of the course
Positives - the teachers are always helpful
My advice to future students is: to study a lot and dont be scared to ask for help
Easy to access facilities!
Great teaching staff
My advice to future students is: Study hard to seek results
Over 800 hours of clinical placement. This helps when applying for jobs, as you are pretty much familiar with the way an RN works and hospitals run.
Limited support for students by the educators and coordinators.
Not all clinical schools have the same amount of effort and content out on LMS.
Some educators are more knowledgeable than others( depends on years in the field).
My advice to future students is: Be prepared to not always be supported and listened to.
Study hard and make sure you know how to research for some of your content as lms may not have the content written in details.
Try to enjoy your course, it flies by !
Great hospital/Clinical schools
Some well experienced facilitators
Ridiculous LMS page, hard to navigate
No recent exam papers only old ones
My advice to future students is: Must be ready to do lots of individual learning
Positives: Being a rural university there was a great community aspect to the course. The realisation that your patients were likely to be someone you knew added a different aspect. Also helped with confidentially and privacy.
Secondly the University was great if you were struggling. They were understanding and willing to help to get you through.
Negatives: The course focused highly on academic skills. This would be great for other courses, but with nursing being a hands on professional it wasn’t as relevant.
My advice to future students is: Embrace the clinical time it is where you will learn the most skills. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice off the teachers and clinical staff.
Positives: - easy to apply for
- very supportive environment
- offer plenty of help with my studies and school work
- able to have placement in well known facilities
Negatives: - hard to travel to and from the University
- can not choose timetable
- some lecturers stray from study guidelines
My advice to future students is: - leave near or on campus for easy access
- have flexibility when adjusting to a timetable
- stay ahead with study materials as there is a lot of content to get through
- Contact lecturers for help with studies of you need it (they are very supportive)
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