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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

5 tips for surviving nursing school from a current nursing student

So, nursing, eh? Be prepared to be run off your feet! But you already know this, and you also know the rewards of choosing such an incredibly worthwhile career!

5 tips for surviving nursing school

Maggie is in her final year of nursing

OzTREKK’s summer Admissions Coordinator, Maggie, is also a nursing student during the rest of the year. Here, Maggie offers some helpful tips for surviving nursing school!

1. Get a day planner, or use your phone as a planner. As a nursing student myself, this is the most helpful thing ever. In nursing school your schedule gets pretty crazy. This one is really great.

2. Be confident in yourself, and take charge. It is really hard to learn new skills in nursing if you don’t actually do them, so make sure you jump at any chance to do something you haven’t done before, whether it is in lab or in placement (even if it is something that you don’t want to do, or might think is gross…).

3. Get a good pair of shoes for placement. Don’t be afraid to splurge for them, because it will seriously save you, both short and long term. These ones are a pretty good choice. Plus, they are rubber, which makes it easy to remove anything that may get on your shoes (ew).

4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! How can you learn if you don’t ask?

5. Keep an open mind, and a positive outlook. I went into nursing thinking I wanted to work in pediatrics, and that I would never want to work in geriatrics. But it turns out that I really love working with the geriatric population. If you limit yourself to one field, you might miss out on other opportunities. If you get a placement that you weren’t really hoping for, make the best of it, because you may end up actually loving it.

Studying nursing at an Australian university

Canadian and Australian nursing programs at the university level are similar. To become a registered nurse, you need to complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or, alternatively, you can undertake a general undergraduate degree and then progress into a two-year, graduate-entry Master of Nursing degree.

Each Australian nursing program varies in its offering, but they all include clinical placements and are accredited in their respective Australian states.

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer undergraduate nursing degrees:

James Cook University Nursing School
Monash University Nursing School 
University of Newcastle Nursing School
University of Queensland Nursing School 
University of Sydney Nursing School

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer graduate-entry nursing degrees:

Monash University Nursing School
University of Melbourne Nursing School 
University of Queensland Nursing School 
University of Sydney Nursing School

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For more information about studying nursing in Australia, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

UQ to provide major boost to regional health

Regional communities and future health professionals studying through The University of Queensland are big winners from a multi-pronged $54.4 million Federal Government initiative.

In Queensland, UQ will lead the establishment of a University Department of Rural Health (UDRH), providing a major boost to education, training and research in rural south Queensland for nurses, midwives and allied health workers.

UQ to provide major boost to regional health

UQ will lead the establishment of a University Department of Rural Health (Photo credit: UQ)

Three new medical training hubs under UQ control will also be established in Central Queensland, Wide Bay and South West Queensland, operating with an aim of retaining doctors in regional areas.

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said research indicated students who experienced rural practice were far more likely to return to work rurally once qualified.

“For the local communities, this is part of a long-term strategy to address maldistribution of the health workforce,” Professor Abernethy said.

“Rural and remote regions of Queensland and Australia often face challenges in attracting and retaining qualified health professionals.

“Students on rural placement will discover the diverse range of professional opportunities available in regional areas, thus enhancing the sustainability and viability of rural health care services.”

UQ joined with the University of Southern Queensland and the Hospital and Health Services of Darling Downs and South West in the successful bid to establish the Southern Queensland Rural Health UDRH.

The UDRH will help provide rural experience to student nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, and exercise physiologists.

Commonwealth funding has also been awarded to provide additional clinical, academic and administration staff at UQ’s three regional medical training hubs:

  • Central Queensland: located at Rockhampton, with sub-units at Gladstone and Emerald
  • Southern Queensland: located at Toowoomba, with sub-units at Charleville in south-west Queensland
  • Wide Bay: located at Bundaberg, with sub units at Hervey Bay and Theodore.

UQ Faculty of Medicine Acting Executive Dean Professor Robyn Ward said the hubs would offer doctors rural opportunities at all stages of their medical training.

“This will facilitate postgraduate training opportunities, including specialties, so doctors can stay in regional communities for training and not have to return to the city,” Professor Ward said.

“The Department of Rural Health and the training hubs will build on the high quality education and training experiences already offered by UQ’s Rural Clinical School.”

Announcing the funding, Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie said regional and rural health training not only addressed workforce shortages and service expectations, but was also essential to regional economic growth.

UQ Rural Clinical School

UQ Rural Clinical School is funded through the Australian Government’s Rural Clinical Training Support (RCTS) Program to address health workforce shortages in rural and regional Queensland. To achieve this mandate, UQRCS aims to lead and direct the rural health agenda through the highest quality education, training, research and community service.

Now in its second decade of operation, UQRCS is able to demonstrate a positive impact on the medical workforce in the region and elsewhere.  Studies demonstrate that a student who has experienced the Rural Advantage with UQRCS is 2.5 times more likely to work in a rural area when compared with other UQ medical graduates.

About the UQ Medical Program

The UQ Faculty of Medicine conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). The faculty is a leading provider of medical education and research in Australia, and with the country’s largest medical degree program, they are the major single contributor to Queensland’s junior medical workforce.

Program: Doctor of Medicine
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!

Apply to the UQ Doctor of Medicine!

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Find out more about UQ Medicine. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Nurse of the Year a UQ Nursing School alumnus

Nurse of the Year recipient, health care ambassador, clinic owner and mother of four—University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work alumnus Sherene Devlin is wearing several prestigious hats as her career trajectory continues upwards.

“It is certainly exciting and I would like to thank many of the people I encountered at UQ for their guidance and encouragement,” Ms Devlin said.

Nurse of the Year a UQ alumnus

UQ alumnus Sherene is Nurse of the Year (Photo credit:UQ)

“To be named the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) Nurse of the Year is something I am extremely grateful for.

“I love what I do and still feel as passionate about providing first-class health services to the public as when I first started out.

“The award was partly judged upon the ability to advocate for the wider nursing population and local communities, and this is an area where I wish to remain active.”

Ms Devlin completed her Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies at UQ and specialises in skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and vitiligo at her Ipswich clinic.

Georgie Waugh was another UQ Nursing School postgraduate nominated for the APNA Nurse of the Year.

The coming year will see Ms Devlin act as an official APNA ambassador for fellow nurses and health care professionals.

“I want others to see that nursing is an amazing career path and there are so many opportunities for nurses to achieve their goals,” Ms Devlin said.

“Educating the community and other health professionals about how the role of nursing practitioner fits into our healthcare system is another goal of mine.”

University of Queensland Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Studies at the University of Queensland has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study. Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1,010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program.

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to the UQ Nursing School!

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Find out if UQ Nursing School is right for you. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

UQ researchers study social media use among nurses

More than a quarter of new nurses and midwives are unaware of the standards for social media in their workplace, though for the most part, they are a responsible bunch.

Research by Dr Anthony Tuckett of the University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work analysed use of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram among recent graduates in Australia and New Zealand.

UQ Nursing School

UQ researchers study social media use among nurses and midwives (Image credit: UQ)

“The overwhelming majority—97 per cent—accepted that there are purposes for which social media ought not be used in their profession,” Dr Tuckett said.

“They provided almost 100 situations they would avoid where they felt usage was unprofessional, malevolent, illegal or unethical; however only 72 per cent said they were aware of the professional standards governing use in their country of registration.

“Given that all but seven per cent of nurses and midwives surveyed indicated they used social media, we argue it is very important to raise this level of awareness.”

A total of 112 respondents were surveyed by Dr Tuckett and colleague Professor Catherine Turner, 46 per cent of whom studied in Australia and 54 per cent of whom studied in New Zealand.

Undertaken in 2014, the research showed Facebook was used by 97 per cent of survey subjects, followed by 46 per cent for YouTube, 42 per cent for Pinterest and 36 per cent for Instagram.

There was minimal usage among recent graduate nurses and midwives for Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Tumblr and Vimeo, and zero use of Flickr and AboutMe.

“I found the low usage of LinkedIn (eight per cent) and Twitter (five per cent) somewhat remarkable, given they are platforms that can be used to contact fellow professionals and market expertise,” Dr Tuckett said.

“Twitter is already widely cited as used by health consumers as a means to spread public health messages and monitor ongoing health issues.

“Our results suggest that for these young healthcare professionals, the utility of social media might not have been explained or reinforced in a professional development context.”

Aside from social and educational purposes, survey participants revealed the most common reason they used social media was to “look at funny cat pictures.”

Dr Tuckett presented the research at June’s International Council of Nurses conference at Seoul, South Korea.

The contents have been accepted by the International Journal of Nursing Practice for publication.

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Would you like more information about UQ Nursing School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

UQ researchers leading labour pain management trials

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers.

Professor Sue Kildea and Dr Nigel Lee from the Mater Research Institute-UQ are leading trials into a pain management technique that involves injecting sterile water into the lower back of pregnant women during labour.

UQ School of Nursing

Study nursing at the University of Queensland!

Professor Kildea, a Professor of Midwifery with the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery, said earlier trials had shown the technique was an effective method of back pain management for about 90 per cent of women in labour.

“The injections have been likened to a brief wasp sting and there is pain relief almost immediately,” she said.

“Early research suggests that the injections may also reduce the likelihood of a woman needing a caesarean section during labour.

“This research trial will examine this effect.”

Professor Kildea said there were several theories about how the treatment worked.

“One is the gate-control theory, where you give a short, sharp, intense pain, similar to a wasp sting, that travels up the spine’s nerve fibres and blocks any other pain,” she said.

“The injection pain can also trigger natural pain-relieving hormones that are very strong and will take the back pain away.”

UQ School of Nursing professor said the technique offered additional advantages during labour.

“As we are just injecting sterile water, there is no effect on the mother’s state of consciousness and no effect on baby, and it does not limit a mother’s mobility or adversely affect the labour progress,” Professor Kildea  said.

“It a simple procedure and can be repeated as often as needed.”

Dr Lee and fellow research team-member  Professor Lena Martensson, from Sweden, are considered to be the  leading international researchers in the field.

The team has received National Health and Medical Research Centre funding to conduct the world’s largest study into the use of sterile water injections for back pain in labour.

They are seeking participants for the trial in 13 hospitals across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

The treatment is not yet available in most Australian maternity units. Results from the study will determine if water injections can help reduce the caesarean section rate and will provide data to help more Australian hospitals offer the procedure.

UQ Nursing School

The UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Nursing Studies.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (Accelerated option: 2.5 years)

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 70% in the best six university courses. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered. Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include Senior English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. Applications for credit for previous studies may be submitted by any person who gains entry to the nursing program.

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: Master of Nursing Studies applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

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Find out more about the UQ Nursing School! If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

UQ study shows nurses play vital role in care of terminally ill patients

A University of Queensland study has found nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.

UQ School of Social Science Associate Professor Alex Broom said dying patients who were told further treatment would be futile often turned to nurses for emotional support.

University of Queensland Nursing School

Study nursing at UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery

“The transition to end-of-life care has traditionally been the doctor’s decision,” Dr Broom said.

“The study shows how important nurses are in decisions about when life-prolonging treatments should end and in supporting patients and families in the process of accepting that they are dying.

“Nurses often bear the brunt of patient and family grief as the end of life nears.

“Nurses spend so much time with patients that they are often in a better position than doctors to know how patients are really coping with often highly toxic, technically life-prolonging treatments.

“The study found that patients would often put on a brave face when their doctor was present and then ask the nurse to tell the doctor they’d had enough.

“This can put the nurse in a difficult position professionally, placing them as mediator between doctor, patient and often-panicked family members.”

Nurses in the study said communicating with patients and families was much easier when doctors had already spoken openly and honestly with patients about the fact that it was time to stop active treatment.

“A major problem for nurses is that some doctors avoid difficult conversations; even continuing patients on active treatment, while others were rushed or blunt, leaving the nurse to explain the situation and provide emotional support to patients and their families,” Dr Broom said.

The study involved 20 Australian nurses from Brisbane hospitals, mostly consisting of cancer nurses.

The study explored their experiences of caring in the context of medical futility.

Nurses in the study emphasised the emotional toll of caring for patients and families at the end of life, the need to balance caring with protecting themselves from burnout, and the fact that there was very limited debriefing or counselling provided.

“It’s not uncommon for a nurse to have to walk out of a room where a patient they have known for months or years has just died, straight into a finance meeting or to treat another patient, without five minutes to themselves to reflect on the previous patient’s death,” Dr Broom said.

While the nurses discussed the rewards of being involved in the transition to end-of-life care, they emphasised the mounting pressures on the nursing profession to engage in technical, task-orientated work and how this could compromise their capacity to support patients nearing the end of life.

“The results of the study show that nurses play a much greater role than previously thought in decisions about medical futility, and that their role as a crucial mediator and support provider in this context is increasingly challenged by the growing unrealistic expectations placed on nurses working in Australian hospitals,” Dr Broom said.

University of Queensland Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Studies at the University of Queensland has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study. Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1,010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program.

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years

Apply to the Master of Nursing Studies at the UQ Nursing School!

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UQ Master of Social Work Studies

Social work is an exciting and rewarding career for those interested in working with people, and in addressing social and community issues and problems. Social workers play a key role in developing a society based on social justice, and in alleviating disadvantage. Social workers stimulate action to change the social circumstances of individuals and groups who are socially excluded. They also work to reduce personal pain and distress, and provide direction for individual development and control over life situations.

The Master of Social Work Studies enables people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a social worker and gain a postgraduate degree. The program is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and graduates will be eligible to join the Association on completion of the degree. The program is particularly suited to new graduates looking for a clearly defined career path, mid-life career changers, human service workers looking to upgrade their skills and become a qualified social worker, and international students seeking to work as a social worker in Australia or overseas.

Program: Master of Social Work Studies
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 1.5 – 2 years

Apply to the Master of Social Work Studies at UQ!

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Would you like more information about UQ Nursing School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Australian Nursing Schools

Have a bachelor degree, but not satisfied with the direction your career is taking you? Have you considered a career in health care?

Nursing is considered by many to be a fulfilling and rewarding profession. Even if your bachelor degree is in a non-health-related field, you may still be eligible to apply to a graduate-entry nursing program.

Australian Nursing Schools in Australia

Study nursing at an Australian Nursing School

The graduate-entry nursing master’s degrees offered by the following Australian Nursing Schools are intended for university graduates with a degree in an area other than nursing, who wish to train for a career in nursing. Each Australian nursing program varies in its offering, but they all include clinical placements and are accredited in their respective Australian states.

Monash University Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Practice at Monash University is a professional qualification for graduates with non-nursing degrees provides an intensive, accelerated pathway to a career in general and specialist practice roles in 18 months. The course is an effective blend of theory and practice, with about half your study week spent in class and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply and reinforce new knowledge quickly.

Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: July 2014 and February 2015
Duration: 1.8 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the Monash University Nursing School to submit their applications and before the end September for the February intake.

University of Melbourne Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne is a professional master degree that is exceptional preparation for your nursing career. The course reflects the latest developments in contemporary health care, rapidly changing medical and information technologies, consumer demand, and government economic and health policies. The curriculum emphasises significant contemporary health problems identified as National Health Priority Areas: cardiovascular health, cancer control, injury prevention and control, mental health, diabetes mellitus, and asthma.

Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: February 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

University of Queensland Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Studies at the University of Queensland has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study. Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1,010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program.

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intakes: February 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

University of Sydney Nursing School

The Master of Nursing at the University of Sydney provides an introduction to the profession of nursing through both clinical and theoretical components for students who wish to become registered nurses. Throughout the course you will gain extensive nursing clinical practice. You will complete 880 clinical hours during your degree. About half of the nursing subjects involving clinical placements in health facilities, both public and private, and in Sydney Nursing School’s clinical laboratories that simulate nursing environments.

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: March 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. Last year, the application deadline for this program was October 11.

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Practicing in Australia

Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.

Returning to Canada to Practice

All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence.

For information about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website, or contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady.

Apply to the following nursing schools in Australia:

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Are you thinking of nursing as your first degree? Check out Bachelor of Nursing programs!

If you have any questions about Australian nursing program, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

UQ Nursing students roll up their sleeves in Cambodian health clinics

Fifteen University of Queensland nursing and midwifery students have put their skills into practice in Cambodian health clinics during a four-week placement in the country’s northwest.

University of Queensland Nursing School

Study nursing at UQ

UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery head Professor Catherine Turner said the International Community Health Placement program, open to second- and third-year nursing and midwifery students, gave participants credit toward their Bachelor degrees.

“Our undergraduate programs are distinctive in that we provide students with academic learning balanced with an equal component of hands-on clinical experience,” Professor Turner said, adding that the program gave students insight into international health practices and provided opportunities to assist in clinical practice environments.

UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery student Lucy Finlay, said the Cambodia trip had been a wonderful experience.

“It really opened my eyes to see how lucky we are in Australia,” Lucy said. “One definite highlight was assisting in the delivery of two babies. Both births went really well. The Cambodian midwives do so much with so little.

“It’s different to Australian hospitals where more resources are available for mothers and babies during the birth process.”

The group spent time at a Military Handicap Development Centre, a community centre and a community clinic near Angkor Wat temple.

This is the fourth year the University of Queensland has run the program.

Many of the students had not travelled outside Australia before.

Staff and students raised more than $8,000 before the trip to donate to communities they visited.

The money helped buy medicines, a birthing bed, a sterilizer and a computer, along with more than 50 kits of blankets, sleeping mats, clothes, mosquito nets, tooth brushes and soap for needy families, and contributed toward construction of a toilet block at a secondary school.

UQ Nursing School

The University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Nursing Studies.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (Accelerated option: 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants into the UQ Bachelor of Nursing program must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 70% in the best six university courses. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered. Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include Senior English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. Applications for credit for previous studies may be submitted by any person who gains entry to the nursing program.

Apply to the Bachelor of Nursing at the UQ Nursing School!

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Entry Requirements: Master of Nursing Studies applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

Apply to the Master of Nursing Studies at the UQ Nursing School!

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Find out more about the UQ Nursing School! If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

OzTREKK Funny Friday

A police officer was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well; however, the officer kept feeling something pulling at the hairs on his chest.

Australian Nursing Schools

Beware of the sharp attack!

Worried that it might be a second surgery the doctors hadn’t told him about, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown down far enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.

Taped firmly across his hairy chest were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn’t come off easily.

Written in large black letters was the sentence—

“Get well quick. With love, from the nurse you gave a ticket to last week.”

About Australian Nursing Schools

Canadian and Australian nursing programs at the university level are similar. To become a registered nurse, you need to complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or, alternatively, you can undertake a general undergraduate degree and then progress into a two-year, graduate-entry master’s degree.

The graduate-entry nursing master’s degrees offered by OzTREKK‘s Australian Nursing Schools are intended for university graduates with a degree in an area other than nursing who wish to train for a career in nursing.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nurse
This group includes registered nurses, psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program awaiting registration (graduate nurses). They provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing.

They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, community agencies, companies and private homes, or they may be self-employed.

Example Titles
Clinical nurse
Community health nurse
Critical care nurse
Graduate nurse
Intensive care nurse
Nurse researcher
Nursing consultant
Nursing researcher
Occupational health nurse
Private duty nurse
Registered nurse
Registered psychiatric nurse

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For more information about how to become a nurse, including nursing program entry requirements, application deadlines, how to apply to nursing school in Australia, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

 

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

University of Queensland Nursing School applications are open for 2014

University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery applications are open for the 2014 intake via OzTREKK!

UQ’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is dedicated to teaching and research excellence. The school delivers contemporary, high-quality teaching from practicing clinicians, and conduct world-class research.

The University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery is the only nursing and midwifery program to offer intensive clinical learning to undergraduate students. Students are exposed to a course of learning based on integrated problem solving. This means students are exposed to the hospital environment from the earliest stages of their nursing degree. Students are able to nominate a preference for a clinical school where they will be based three days per week and taught in small groups.

The University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Nursing Studies.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years (Accelerated option: 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2013 (TBC)

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants into the UQ Bachelor of Nursing program must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 70% in the best six university courses. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered. Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include Senior English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics. Applications for credit for previous studies may be submitted by any person who gains entry to the nursing program.

Apply to the Bachelor of Nursing at the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery!

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2013 (TBC)

Entry Requirements: Master of Nursing Studies applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

Apply to the Master of Nursing Studies at the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery!

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Find out more about the University of Queensland School of Nursing and Midwifery!

For more information about how to become a nurse, including nursing program entry requirements, application deadlines, how to apply to nursing school in Australia, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about nursing programs at Australian universities.