Joshua Thomson always wanted to do Nursing, but the time just didn't feel right, so he studied Business and did some youth work and other jobs. Eventually, in 2019, at the age of 30, ‘It was a bit of a now or never kind of moment,’ Josh says, and he started the Diploma of Nursing –Enrolled Nursing.
Considering a Nursing career?
Or ready to take your Nursing career to the next level?
Current THINK Education Diploma of Nursing students completing practical work at the Pyrmont campus
A career in Nursing can enrich your life and the lives of others every day; offer diverse challenges; take you around the world; and you could be employed within just months of graduating, as our ageing and growing population means skilled nurses are in demand.
Start by looking at the options of becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) or an Enrolled Nurse (EN).
Registered Nurses (RN) have a high level of expertise and responsibility, and they can take on many challenging and rewarding roles. For example, they can be a unit manager, team leader or work in medical administration. The RN has the training and experience to give their patients the highest level of care in a range of complex situations.
We often hear that Nursing is a calling, nurses have a passion for providing patient care but how do you know that Nursing is your calling?
The following is written by a Diploma of Nursing student, Patrick Amuli.
I’ve always been intrigued by the complexities of the human body. It’s fascinating to learn how our bodies work and cope with both internal and external stressors.
When I was younger I always dreamed of becoming a doctor but I couldn’t afford to go to Medical School so I studied Primary HealthCare instead. A few years later, I was undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Medical Science and something about it didn’t feel right.
Transfer your credits now and start in October, it is that simple!
Sushma, is a current student in Sydney who joined us last year. Listen to her story about how she found transferred to Think after her previous college left her stranded.
“During the first stage of my Diploma of Nursing my college shut down… It was very hard for me to cope with the situation. I’m an international student and my visa was at risk. I was considering leaving Australia when I received an email from THINK Health Education. I was so relieved. The transfer was quick and went smoothly - it didn’t even involve any paperwork! I got back to study, the campus was bigger and offered much better simulated laboratories. I couldn’t be happier and I would definitely recommend THINK to anyone who is facing the same situation.”
Hear first-hand from Kathy Beverley, CEO of The Brisbane Waters Hospital about her experience working with our students in industry placements.
Industry placements are an essential element of the Diploma of Nursing, providing you with opportunities to apply the skills you have learned in the classroom and laboratory in real professional environments. The clinical setting which is hosting you can really make a difference in your nursing career.
Today we sit down with Kathy Beverley the CEO of the Brisbane Waters Hospital, to talk about her experience with our enrolled nurse students.