Record numbers attend "A day in the life of a Nursing student"

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 9-7-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia has welcomed to its Darlinghurst Site over 90 individuals interested in pursuing a career in Nursing. Yesterday, senior high school students, non-school leavers and their family and friends lived "A day in the life of a Nursing student," attending lectures, dissections and demonstrations in the simulated nursing wards.

High school student Emma Luckman said she most enjoyed the opportunity she got to speak to lecturers and get a better understanding of what makes Nursing at Notre Dame unique.

"I've enjoyed the intimate interactions we've been able to have with the teachers," Ms Luckman said. "In particular, learning that Notre Dame has small class sizes has been important to me, because it means each student gets special attention."

Another attendee, Samantha Freshwater, said the program offered a great balance between the theoretical and the practical sides of nursing.

"I really like that we have been able to take a hands-on approach today, participating in the dissections and talking to current students," Ms Freshwater said.

"Everyone has been great in addressing my questions and it makes me excited to put my application in to study at Notre Dame."

Dr Tracey Thornley, Dean of the School of Nursing, said she was delighted to welcome record numbers of prospective students and to hear so much positive feedback on the day.

"It's exciting to see so many individuals considering a career as a Registered Nurse," Dr Thornley said.

"Nurses are an essential part of the healthcare industry and it is imperative that we continue to recruit new nurses in order to continue to provide high quality care for patients across Australia."

Students interested in applying for a place in the School of Nursing in 2013 can contact the Prospective Students Office for a tour of the purpose-built Nursing and Medicine Campus at Darlinghurst or for more information about the courses and alternative entry pathways available. Phone 02 8204 4400 or email sydney@nd.edu.au. Prospective students are also welcome to attend the Sydney Campus Open Day, which will be held at Notre Dame's Broadway Site on Saturday 25 August, between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

For further information please contact:

Communications Officer, Elizabeth Fenech

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

T: 02 8204 4407

E: elizabeth.fenech@nd.edu.au

W: www.nd.edu.au