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Change of career made easy with Diploma of Nursing

Change of career made easy with Diploma of Nursing

Published:14 December 2017

Jodie is now well underway with her Diploma of Nursing studies at the CQUniversity Noosa campus, via distance education, and hopes to one day become a Registered Nurse.

Jodie Ward thought she had found her career in childcare, up until she witnessed a family member suffer from a life-threatening health issue.

Unable to help, she wanted to learn how.

Jodie is now well underway with her Diploma of Nursing studies at the CQUniversity Noosa campus, via distance education, and hopes to one day become a Registered Nurse.

“It was an eye-opener when I attended my first residential school dressed in my nursing uniform – it made the change more realistic,” she said.

“A change in career is always daunting, but my transition into study was made easy with the help and support of staff and newly-formed friendships.

“The staff are supportive, open and positive. Nothing is too difficult or hard to deal with.

“I have also met so many people, not just those studying the diploma, but also other courses.

“This is a direct result of having easy access to facilities, such as the CQUniveristy Noosa Campus Library, that allow for social interaction.

“The facility is student-focused and boasts a relaxed atmosphere with couches, a balcony for those who wish to get some fresh air, free tea and coffee, and shower facilities.”

Jodie said her university experience had been further enhanced through her exposure to the clinical learning environment.

“The laboratories look like miniature hospitals, all of which are fitted out with the latest equipment for student use,” she said.

“It’s not every day students are able to apply theory to life-like scenarios. CQUniversity allows students to hit the ground running within the first year of their studies.”

Jodie said she looked forward to completing the final 12 months of her diploma studies.

“I hope the level of support and flexibility I have experienced is available at my future workplace.”

Applications for the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled - Division 2 Nursing) at CQUniversity Noosa for Term 1, 2018 are now open. To apply go to QTAC and use the Noosa code 875301.

For more information on the course visit https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/tafe_courses/view/HLT54115/2342