Title

Many career opportunities for nurses

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 4-19-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Dr Selma Alliex, Head of the School of Nursing at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus, says there are many career opportunities and pathways for those who consider the profession of nursing.

“Apart from becoming specialty based, nurses can enter the field of academia, research, GP practices or become nurse practitioners”.

“Nursing can also be extremely flexible with the availability of casual, part-time and full-time work and the opportunity to work in many countries. Nurses who have been out of the workforce for a long time can complete programs to get back into the profession,” she said.

The School of Nursing at Notre Dame offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs including a Doctorate of Nursing on their Fremantle Campus. A Bachelor of Nursing is also offered on its Broome Campus in north-west WA and Notre Dame also plans to offer the program at the new Sydney Campus in 2006 subject to accreditation from the NSW Nurses Board.

Dr Alliex says the nursing program at Notre Dame includes 39 weeks of clinical, completed in blocks of 6 to7 weeks from the first year of study, ensuring our future nurses are adequately prepared.

Dr Alliex said, “By the end of first semester second year, our nursing students are expected to nurse 4 to 5 patients under supervision.”

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