The value of travel in your health care career

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”

Why I decided to do postgraduate study

Taking a leap of faith can be terrifying. From the comfort of a steady job to the unknown challenges of university, it can be frightening to start postgraduate study. The reasons not to are endless: family responsibilities, work, financial concerns… It is all too easy to put off making the decision to go back to university,Continue reading “Why I decided to do postgraduate study”

How my passion for dancing aligns with my career in nursing

Written by Regine Lapuz, UTS Bachelor of Nursing student All my life, I have had my heart in one passion, and that is dancing. I am experienced in various types of dance, ranging from hip-hop, liturgical dance, modern, and other styles. It wasn’t until the end of the first year of my degree that I finally realised whyContinue reading “How my passion for dancing aligns with my career in nursing”

My public health placement with WHO CC UTS

Written by Lydia Soon, UTS Master of Public Health student I completed my professional placement last year at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing Midwifery and Health Development at UTS (WHO CC UTS). This placement aligned well with my interests in maternal child health and workforce development, and I was also seeking somethingContinue reading “My public health placement with WHO CC UTS”

‘A Day In The Life’ Of A General Practice Nurse

   Written by Ingrid Vennonen, UTS Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate Before I started my job as a general practice (GP) nurse, I always wondered what “a day in the life” would look like. At university, you are generally trained for and go on practical in hospitals and as a student nurse, I foundContinue reading “‘A Day In The Life’ Of A General Practice Nurse”

Needles: The Basics

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, UTS Bachelor of Nursing graduate Most of us can recognise a needle, whether it be a sewing needle to a medical needle. When pursuing a career in nursing, you will need to know the different types of needles available, as it will be part of your role to inject needles intoContinue reading “Needles: The Basics”

A voice to lead: health for all

International Nurses Day is just around the corner! Around the world, people take this day to celebrate all of the wonderful care that nurses provide for patients and communities on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year, the theme for International Nurses Day is “A Voice to Lead: Health forContinue reading “A voice to lead: health for all”

What I wish I had known before becoming a nurse

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, UTS Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate There’s no question about it, nursing isn’t for everyone. Blood, vomit and other bodily fluids are all part of the job. Sometimes these things can be overlooked and sometimes not. Before starting university and during, every nursing student paints an idea in their head about what workingContinue reading “What I wish I had known before becoming a nurse”

How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate Happy Easter everybunny! And what is Easter without a little – or a lot – of chocolate? However, there’s a dark side to it all… Easter = Chocolate = Possible sugar crash! Before you make the pledge to avoid chocolate at all costs, here are threeContinue reading “How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter”

Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application

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”