Open day offers insight to opportunities

Nursing Programs Coordinator Lisa Faulds demonstrates clinical skill enhancement opportunities.

Almost 60 undergraduate nursing students gained an insight into the exciting career pathways offered by St John of God Murdoch Hospital at an open day at Murdoch Education and Training Centre (MURTEC) in June.

Registered and enrolled nursing students from a variety of institutions, including Challenger Institute of Technology, Curtin University and Notre Dame University, experienced simulated care scenarios in the state-of-the-art clinical learning centre.

Simulation Programs Coordinator Anne Little said the students were given hands-on experience in a number of different rooms in MURTEC.

”The Demo Ward showed the reality of a functioning four bed surgical ward,” said Ms Little. ”Students observed a number of interventions being performed on the mannequin patients such as intravenous drips and electrocardiograms.”

”The Sim Room was set up as an operating theatre to demonstrate opportunities in Perioperative Nursing and other rooms enabled students to get a real-life look at what goes on in Midwifery and Critical Care.”

”There was also a room for students to perform IV cannulation, tracheostomy care and nasogastric tube insertion.”

Program Coordinators and Facilitators were also on hand to answer questions about the programs on offer and Ms Little said feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

”Attendees were really impressed by the variety of specialties on offer in the hospital and the extensive educational support offered by Learning and Organisational Development and MURTEC,” said Ms Little.

”In their feedback, most attendees placed St John of God Murdoch Hospital as their first preference for graduate positions.”

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