U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate This January I coordinated the Health Summer School. It’s part of the U@Uni Summer School initiative which has been facilitated by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit since 2009. It seeks to provide students from low-socioeconomic background high schools in south-west Sydney an opportunity to exploreContinue reading “U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School”

Making self-care in healthcare #1

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Coming to the end of my time as a student midwife, something I am deeply passionate about is the importance of self-care in a healthcare context. I can tell you first hand that doing a degree in nursing or midwifery is an at times very overwhelmingContinue reading “Making self-care in healthcare #1”

Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners

They’ve been working across Australia for 18 years and are the most senior clinical nurses in the nursing workforce. With the expertise to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, nurse practitioners can: prescribe medications design and implement therapeutic regimens order diagnostic tests and interpret theContinue reading “Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners”

What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out

  Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) “Have you applied for new grad?” “Did you get a new grad interview?” “Where are you doing new grad?” Reaching the end of third year, these are the questions on everyone’s mind, and to say the least, it is overwhelming and stressful when being asked atContinue reading “What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out”

Making group work, work!

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Group assignments are often part of your assessment schedule when studying a health degree. And why wouldn’t they be? Learning to interact with other people is pretty central to almost every health profession at the end of the day. Developing collaboration and communication skills early willContinue reading “Making group work, work!”

How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Your portfolio – that huge document you get in 1st year and you wonder if you’ll ever complete it. If you’re not an organised person, the portfolio can be a real challenge. So here’s some tips on how to get more organised with your portfolio to makeContinue reading “How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery”

Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Does the thought of night shifts make you feel uneasy and stressed? They did for me – until I worked out how to conquer them. As a nurse, the typical night shift starts at 9:30 pm till 7:30 am the following day. Night shifts are generally longerContinue reading “Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare”

Breast is best for mum and baby

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) It’s World Breastfeeding Week! Let’s celebrate by learning some interesting benefits to mum and baby. Evidence shows breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can offer their baby. For babies which can be breastfed, there are numerous health benefits, both physiological and mental. Benefits to Mum:Continue reading “Breast is best for mum and baby”

Making the most of nursing in Australia

By Xue Bai – current Bachelor of Nursing student Xue is an international student from China studying to become a Registered Nurse at UTS and enjoying learning practical skills on the way. She has loads of great advice for international students who want to get involved in UTS campus life too! First up, why nursingContinue reading “Making the most of nursing in Australia”

How to stand out from the crowd

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Before you know it you’ll be in your final year of your course, getting ready for your interview to secure a New Graduate job. So what can you do to stand out from the crowd and secure that New Graduate role? Take a job as anContinue reading “How to stand out from the crowd”