Southern Cross University nursing students have their fingers on the pulse of nursing insights, trends and career pathways through the podcast mini-series, Vital Signs.
The student-led project launched this month on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud. Each episode deep dives into the various specialties in nursing with nurses across Australia sharing their career advice and the rewards and challenges of their occupation.
The podcast series aims to help nursing students navigate their future career.
Bachelor of Nursing student Naomi Watson said creating the Vital Signs podcast has given her an amazing opportunity to make connections with nurses across Australia and gain insight into a career in nursing.
“Every person from every episode has offered such valuable information, not only about navigating through your career but also about caring for yourself which ultimately makes you a better nurse,” Naomi said. “It has been a privilege interviewing the nurses.”
The first episode is available now and features an interview with oncology and palliative care nurse Carly Jenner. Carly gives an overview of her career path, standout memories from her work and advice for students wanting to enter the field.
“I love caring for people. I love being involved in their treatments and their plans and educating them. I think it’s an honour to be a nurse,” Carly said.
Future episodes will cover career opportunities in midwifery and mental health nursing.
Episodes will be released fortnightly through the SCU Buzz podcast channel.