A day in the life… as a nursing student on placement

Written by Fatima Ankoush, UTS Bachelor of Nursing student This is my typical day in the life as a UTS Nursing student on clinical placement at an older persons’ mental health ward. 6 AM: Time to get up and be ready for a busy but enjoyable day! I would start the day with some breakfast to ensure thatContinue reading “A day in the life… as a nursing student on placement”

Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

Written by Andrew Donkor, UTS Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) student My interests are cancer and radiotherapy, palliative care and end-of-life care, policy, healthcare organization and community interventions for cancer control. My research project involves efforts to improve access to cancer care, including radiotherapy services in low and middle-income countries which is challenging. Many radiotherapy initiativesContinue reading “Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer”

Health science explained

Bernard Saliba has been involved in the creation, development and teaching of the Bachelor of Health Science since it started in 2016. In this blog, he explains what exactly health science means and talks about what it’s like to be a student in this degree.  How would you describe Health Science? I always tell studentsContinue reading “Health science explained”

Getting to know: Bernard Saliba

For over a decade, Bernard Saliba has been a part of the UTS community. From undergraduate student to administrative technical assistant to Scholarly Teaching Fellow and now course coordinator, Bernard has witnessed some of the university’s biggest changes. We sat down with him to talk about his journey to UTS, and how helmets in VietnamContinue reading “Getting to know: Bernard Saliba”

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”

5 tips for future student midwives

If you’re an aspiring midwifery student, believe in yourself! Final year Bachelor of Midwifery student Betty has some sage advice if you’re thinking about the midwife life. 1. Believe in yourself, be kind to yourself and take every opportunity you are given You will be amazed at the things you will learn and will beContinue reading “5 tips for future student midwives”

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 make it through your nursing clinical placement – healthily!

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Placement. A tough couple of weeks each session all of us nursing students must do. Something we both look forward to, which excites us, but also kind of drains us along the way. Going out on placement and having on-the-ward training puts our theory into practiceContinue reading “How to make it through your nursing clinical placement – healthily!”

A nurse’s voice to lead

An interview with Professor Christine Duffield, UTS Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management, in the Centre for Health Services Management and President of the Australian College of Nurses Since her election in late 2016, Professor Christine Duffield has been fulfilling the prestigious role of President of the Australian College of Nurses (ACN). Her leadership appointmentContinue reading “A nurse’s voice to lead”