Nursing, travel and babies

By Olivia Day – current Bachelor of Nursing student About me I was born in West Virginia, USA to a nurse (my mother) and a neurosurgeon (my father). Dad was offered a job in Wollongong, Australia, when I was around four years old, so my family made the decision to leave our little town inContinue reading “Nursing, travel and babies”

Being Aboriginal is about soul, not colour

“What part are you?” My name’s Angela Phillips, I’m a Wiradjuri woman. I am a registered nurse, nursing lecturer and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Faculty Health Advisor here at UTS:Health. All my life, people would say – “You’re too white to be Aboriginal.” People would see my Dad (an Aboriginal man) and people wouldContinue reading “Being Aboriginal is about soul, not colour”

UTS:Midwifery in Bali

By Allison Cummins Lecturer, UTS Faculty of Health Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, UTS Faculty of Health A few weeks ago, I accompanied twelve UTS midwifery students on a UTS:BUiLD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) trip to Bali, Indonesia, where we learnt about maternity services in developing nations. Bali is a beautiful island thatContinue reading “UTS:Midwifery in Bali”

7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum

By Isabel Stephens “How do you manage uni life with family and household responsibilities, especially with small children to look after?” This is a question I repeatedly get asked when people hear that I have returned to studying and retraining in my late 30’s. Isabel with her husband Graham, son Thomas, daughter Grace and dogContinue reading “7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum”

Son of a midwife

By Jack Schmidt Growing up, I was surrounded by health professionals: my mother was a midwife, my father was a pharmacist and now my sister is a nurse in training, working part-time in aged care. They’re all wonderful, hard-working people – nurturing, compassionate and caring. Baby Jack Having health workers for parents has had itsContinue reading “Son of a midwife”