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Careers day highlights nursing profession


Brigid Veale SCU communications manager
17 August 2006
Anyone interested in nursing or a related health care profession will have the chance to find out first-hand about study and career options at an open day hosted by Southern Cross University at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

The nursing careers day, to be held on Wednesday, August 23, has already attracted strong interest from high school students in the surrounding region.

Southern Cross University Bachelor of Nursing course co-ordinator at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie Ms Wendy Hampshire said it would be a wonderful opportunity to inspect the facilities and find out in detail about the nursing course and career opportunities.

“Students in our course at Port Macquarie have the unique experience of being situated within the Port Macquarie Base Hospital,” Ms Hampshire said.

“We have just completed a new video conference facility, which is the first stage in the development of an electronic simulated clinical nursing laboratory that will include electronic mannequins, interactive software and point-of-care digital technology.

“This will be the first and only electronic simulated nursing environment in regional NSW. This is really modernising the whole notion of nursing education and it is situated in Port Macquarie.”

The open day will include a range of sessions outlining career options in nursing and the health care sector, life as a Southern Cross University nursing student, practical demonstrations and an optional tour of the hospital.

The nursing careers day will be held from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Wrights Road. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Janet Hanlan on 66593063.