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#1 redleaves

Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:56 AM

Anyone starting studying nursing or midwifery in 2017?

I started in 2016, but had to defer after a hellish start to this year.

Looking forward to jumping into it.

#2 SallyMelb

Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

I am! First year nursing in 2017. I've been doing a Health Science degree so have done all of the core first year non-nursing specific units. So first year will just be one unit per semester then hoping to go full time for years 2 and 3. Could be dreaming though with a 3 and 5 year old! I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in and getting working!

#3 anyonez~angel

Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:46 AM

I am. I did open foundation through Newcastle uni and got my offer on Friday.

#4 Treadyourownpath

Posted 22 December 2016 - 08:06 PM

Hi πŸ™‹ Yep just completed my bridging course, have an undergrad in a different field so starting a 2 year nursing degree in Feb 2017. Not sure how I will go with 3 kids but hey you don't know unless you give it a go! Good luck everyone 😊

#5 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 23 December 2016 - 11:21 AM

Good luck to you all! I have just finished my nursing degree. You are embarking on a really awesome area of study. Some of it will be really challenging but just remember to make good use of all the support available at your unis/colleges, pace yourselves and try to be really organised where possible. If you are struggling with anything, get help early - it is out there, you just have to seek it out.

When I started, I had two 4 year olds. I am lucky to have a supportive partner but at times he hasn't been available. It's important to have support systems in place, whether that's family, friends, before/after school care or daycare, if you have children as well.

I have made some amazing friends through study. I've seen the best and worst of humanity through pracs and think that those of us who choose this path are a special breed indeed!

So I wish you all well in your studies and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

#6 Treadyourownpath

Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:05 PM

Thanks CH, great advice. Congrats on finishing!! I hope you don't mind me asking, how competitive was it to get a grad year?

#7 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:43 PM

Hmmm the grad year process was interesting... im in qld so we've had a lot more opportunities this year because of the mandatory ratios and the extra workforce the state government committed to so there were a decent number of spots.

I got a position with a private and also interviewed with a state hospital. Didn't get the state one which makes me laugh because the private ones interview process was much more difficult and in-depth so it seems kind of funny to me.

Of my cohort, about 60% that I know have secured grad positions. And it's a real mixed bag - some high achievers have not got anything and yet some people I doubted would see out the first semester have gotten positions. Much of it comes down to saying the right things on paper and in the interview.

Those that haven't got a grad program are gradually getting offers of RN jobs and most likely will be supported much the same way as a grad is anyway - all hospitals should do orientation and a few supernumerary shifts to settle any nurse in, so its not dire if you don't get a grad position.

So yes, competitive but not so bad at the moment. Obviously depends on state and who's in power as well! Which can always change over the course of a degree. I remember Campbell Newman was in when I first applied to uni and the student services guy mentioned something about "no jobs for nurses at the moment" and then a month or two later a whole different government was elected lol.

Sorry, bit of a ramble there! Hopefully sort of answers your question?

#8 Treadyourownpath

Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:36 PM

That does thanks 😊 I'm in WA but hoping to be applying for a grad position in Qld in 2 years time. Great to hear people in your cohort went well, scary to think it all comes down to the interview!

#9 montycarlo

Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:43 PM

I am! I Spent 2016 studying bachelor of nursing, but am now switching to the diploma this year. I enjoyed the degree but i'd rather do the diploma first.

My pathway may not suit everyone  but i am really excited! I will be attending monthly res schools and have first placement in May/June.

#10 Treadyourownpath

Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:33 PM

Good on you beenherebefore for finding a pathway that suits you 😊

#11 LucyBear1

Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:58 PM

I just finished my grad new as a RN in NSW and I am doing my post grad midi next year!

#12 Iwish2016

Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:45 AM

CH can I just ask which Uni you went through? I'm in qld and studying through CDU but looking to change.

#13 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 26 December 2016 - 09:02 AM

Iwish, I studied through Griffith. I really liked thier ethos (diversity, justice, equality) and how they delivered the course. Some challenging aspects but we were taught by some incredible nurses and scientists and I really loved it. I got involved - I mentored new students and lead PASS sessions so I felt quite a part of the team but that's beacuse the uni made these opportunities available and encouraged us. I think very highly of griffith as a uni.

It depends on if you need to do it via correspondence or on campus because I don't think it can all be done off campus through GU if you aren't in South East qld.

#14 Hedgoth

Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:48 PM

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That does thanks 😊 I'm in WA but hoping to be applying for a grad position in Qld in 2 years time. Great to hear people in your cohort went well, scary to think it all comes down to the interview!

Which uni are you at in WA? (I'm in WA too)


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Iwish, I studied through Griffith

I love Griffith, I am starting my masters with them next year.

#15 redleaves

Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:51 PM

View PostCaitlin Happymeal, on 26 December 2016 - 09:02 AM, said:

Iwish, I studied through Griffith. I really liked thier ethos (diversity, justice, equality) and how they delivered the course. Some challenging aspects but we were taught by some incredible nurses and scientists

and this is why, after doing heaps of research about mixed mode and online delivery, I will be completing my degree at Griffith. The teaching team and philosophy are just fantastic.

I tend to panic a bit but the lecturers are incredibly supportive.

#16 Treadyourownpath

Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:57 AM

Hi weepingangel I'm at Curtin in Bentley, completing the Masters of Nursing Practice to become an RN

#17 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:01 PM

I thought I'd pop in here as the 2016 thread has dropped off. :)
In 5 short week I'll be heading into my third year of a B of Nursing :), I've had the summer period off and I can honestly say I am looking forward to going back.
I have 2 weeks placement coming up in 3weeks, which were still owing from last year.
Fingers crossed we all have a smooth year ahead

Edited by PrincessPinkenIt, 16 January 2017 - 07:18 PM.


#18 Sugared

Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hi all, I'm getting ready to start my first year of a Bachelor of Nursing through CDU (external). Really looking forward to getting stuck in, been a few years since I've stretched the brain cells!
I'd be interested in hearing experiences of the CDU external program, if anyone else has done it.
Good luck to everyone else studying this year :)

#19 Autumn2013

Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:15 AM

Hi ladies, I'm new in here, I have applied to Uws to do mine. I applied last yr and got into Lithgow but had to withdraw due to the distance, I have applied this yr with my aged care certificate and experience, I'm so nervous, I don't want to be knocked back. Offers are released tomorrow night at 6. I decided to go into midwifery after having my DD now almost 4 and I just don't want to wait any longer.

#20 redleaves

Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

View PostAutumn2013, on 17 January 2017 - 06:15 AM, said:

Hi ladies, I'm new in here, I have applied to Uws to do mine. I applied last yr and got into Lithgow but had to withdraw due to the distance, I have applied this yr with my aged care certificate and experience, I'm so nervous, I don't want to be knocked back. Offers are released tomorrow night at 6. I decided to go into midwifery after having my DD now almost 4 and I just don't want to wait any longer.

Good luck. I know how it feels when you just can't wait to get in and get started.

Let us know how you go.

#21 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:58 PM

View PostAutumn2013, on 17 January 2017 - 06:15 AM, said:

Hi ladies, I'm new in here, I have applied to Uws to do mine. I applied last yr and got into Lithgow but had to withdraw due to the distance, I have applied this yr with my aged care certificate and experience, I'm so nervous, I don't want to be knocked back. Offers are released tomorrow night at 6. I decided to go into midwifery after having my DD now almost 4 and I just don't want to wait any longer.

Did you apply direct into Midwifery or are you going via the RN then grad cert route?

Good luck and I have my fingers crossed for you as B of Midwifery is very popular :)

#22 Autumn2013

Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:23 PM

Hi again, I didn't bother with B mid, there are so few spots, I figured I would be better doing B of nursing and then the grad cert

#23 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:37 PM

I'm studying a B of Nursing through WSU (UWS)...
Autumn 2013 - which campus did you apply to study at?

Edited to add... I highly recommend purchasing a yearly parking permit and Parramatta campus is apparently horrible for parking even with a permit

Edited by PrincessPinkenIt, 17 January 2017 - 03:43 PM.


#24 Autumn2013

Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:42 AM

PrincessPinkenlt, I applied for Campbelltown, Penrith and Parramatta, as I'm in Mt Annan, I just hope I get in, but get the feeling that I won't

#25 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:22 AM

View PostAutumn2013, on 18 January 2017 - 10:42 AM, said:

PrincessPinkenlt, I applied for Campbelltown, Penrith and Parramatta, as I'm in Mt Annan, I just hope I get in, but get the feeling that I won't
Im at Hawkesbury and I love it there... easy drive out there against the traffic and the CPU labs are great. Only issue is in spring with all the farm animals and the stink from the fertilizers. I have my fingers crossed you get your acceptance email today.




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