Nursing bridging course underway

Twenty Division 2 Nurses (also known as Enrolled Nurses) are undertaking the 2008 Albury-Wodonga campus Nursing Bridging Program. Students who are successful in the Bridging Program are able to enrol in an accelerated two-year Bachelor of Nursing course which allows them to upgrade their qualifications to seek registration as Division 1 Registered Nurses.

This intensive short course aims to assist Division 2 nurses to extend their knowledge of chemistry, physiology and anatomy to the level needed to study pathology and medication management in the Bachelor of Nursing course. Lectures and tutorials are supported by practical activities and laboratory sessions to extend the students’ knowledge and skills.

The course is held over six days, utilising Faculty of Health Science and other campus resources and facilities.

Students from a wide range of backgrounds attend this bridging course, from students articulating from recently-completed TAFE Division 2 courses to hospital-trained nurses returning to study after years of clinical experience.

"There is no doubt that this bridging course is the significant next step on this career pathway to Division 1 registration. It gives these Division 2 nurses the opportunity to show that they have the knowledge, experience and learning skills needed for degree-level nursing studies" stated Eileen Clark, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery at the Albury-Wodonga campus.

"Successful completion of this course means they can move into their Semester One studies commencing late in February with a solid knowledge base and enhanced confidence."

For more information regarding this course, please contact Noni Buckland on (02) 6024 9727.

To arrange an interview or for further information, please contact:

Reinhard Beissbarth
La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga
Phone: 02 6024 9874
Email: r.beissbarth@latrobe.edu.au

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