New program 'nurses' students in transition
Published on 03 April, 2013
CQUniversity recognises the need for specialised teaching to assist nursing students transitioning from the TAFE Diploma for Enrolled Nurses to university study.
As the TAFE-qualified students come directly into the second year of the CQUniversity Nursing degree, the new program is designed to address gaps in their specialised knowledge and to ensure they acquire a high order critical thinking approach to their studies, while at the same time acknowledging skills they bring from their previous study and work life.
Around 60 distance education students transitioning from being an Enrolled Nurse to university life converged on Noosa Campus recently to attend their first residential schools.
The residential schools allowed them to hone their reasoning, critical thinking and collaboration skills while absorbing specialised knowledge and forming study relationships with other Enrolled Nurses.
Noosa academic Carol McPherson, Lecturer and Transition to Nursing Studies Course Coordinator, says the residential schools were a success as they helped students gain confidence about their study requirements and future career aspirations.