Nursing is a diverse profession. Six students discuss why they decided to become a nurse.
One student discusses the importance of self-care for health care professionals, and shares her favourite self-care tips (that don’t cost a thing)!
Written by Kirsty-Anne Baxter, UTS Master of Nurse Practitioner student I love nursing. I would say I’m a nursing geek! I really enjoy meeting new people from all walks of life, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. That’s the key to everything; if you don’t enjoy being a nurse, you’re less passionate about theContinue reading “The value of travel in your health care career”
Deciding what to pursue as a profession can be a daunting experience. After all, there are so many opportunities available – making the choice is the hardest part! What if there was a career that combines passion and people, as well as dedication and reward? What if you could make a difference to the livesContinue reading “Why choose midwifery?”
Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Is the final year of your nursing or midwifery degree suddenly upon you? Firstly, congratulations! It is no small feat to have made it this far through a challenging (but very rewarding) uni course! But where to next? For many, the next step will be aContinue reading “Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application”
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”
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”
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”
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Today is World Diabetes Day, created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat. Here’s six things to learn about on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting (who co-discovered insulin along with CharlesContinue reading “6 things to learn about diabetes on World Diabetes Day”
Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”