Think Education’s renowned Nursing scholarship program has wrapped up for T1, and we can say without exaggeration – it was one of the toughest and most competitive years we have seen yet. Choosing from among this list of candidates fell to our panel of judges, and the task could not have been more difficult.

This scholarship provides an amazing opportunity to join the ranks of registered nurses in Australia, a qualification that can take you around the world, where no one day is ever the same as the next.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution nurses and midwives make to healthcare today and have made for hundreds of years. Around the globe, more than 20 million nurses and midwives devote their lives to caring for their patients, in many cases even before these people are born.

Over summer, the world watched in horror as bushfires set Australia ablaze. Our sadness and fears were mixed with gratitude for the emergency workers, including volunteers, who put their lives on the line to help – one of those volunteers was Andrea Hall.

Andrea’s a Registered Nurse with expertise in emergency nursing and mental health, and a Senior Nursing Facilitator at THINK Education and Torrens University Australia.

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.