At the end of her rural placement, this is what Jenna has to say…

For my rural placement I was lucky enough to be located in my hometown at Whyalla. The ward I was allocated was Guduya ward which was on the ground floor of the new wing of the hospital. It is separated into three wings: Wing A Rehabilitation, Wing B Palliative Care and Medical, Wing C Mental Health. As students we rotated around wing A and B.

My first rotation was on wing A. The patients on this ward were all in for rehabilitation after suffering strokes or leg amputations. This experience allowed me to learn a lot about different types of strokes and how, in many cases, uncontrolled diabetes can lead to amputations. I also experienced how different allied health teams work together to achieve a holistic level of care to ultimately help patients regain as much independence as possible before they go home or go into further care.

My second rotation was on wing B of Guduya Ward. This was mainly a palliative care ward as well as any medical and rehabilitation overflow. This ward was much busier during the time of my placement. My time on this ward allowed me to make connections between patient’s medical conditions and the use of the medications that they are prescribed. My experience at Whyalla Hospital was one that allowed me to further my knowledge due to the slower pace of the ward, which gave me opportunity to practice thorough one on one care that wouldn’t have been possible in a city location.

Jenna Chandler

 

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The HESTA Conference Scholarship is offered to students of the School of Nursing at the University of Adelaide, in support of the School’s philosophical belief to foster scholarship and academic development and:

  • Enhance the skills required for as many students’ academic and professional success as possible while targeting high academic achievers and improving access for underrepresented populations  (includes but not limited to financial need, gender, rural and ethnic minorities).
  • Promote interest in continuing higher education for students and HESTA employees in nursing   areas of interest.
  • Increase contribution to knowledge of evidence based healthcare approaches, higher education institutions’ intellectual and technical capabilities and their knowledge of our critical skill needs.
  • Leverage academic partnerships to enhance HESTA’s visibility/presence in key geographic markets.

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An innovative approach is being taken to one of the biggest ‘wicked’ issues facing Australia’s population – healthy ageing – with the establishment of a new Ageing Well Think Tank, bringing together expertise in health and business. Read more

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The Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) program offered in Singapore is now in its fifth year. The inaugural student group of 12 has increased to over 110 active students. It is with pride we can announce that Clifford Xu, a member of the original 12 and a recipient of the 2011 prize for highest marks in the [...]

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At the start of their third and final year in the Bachelor of Nursing, Xue Hong Or and Cindy Cheney have commenced a six week vacation scholarship with the School of Nursing. Working very closely with academic staff they are learning  how to conduct integrative systematic reviews. The particular project the students are contributing to [...]

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The School of Nursing is excited to announce that Professor Gill Harvey will be continuing with the School for another four years until 2018. Since October 2013 Gill has been a Visiting Professor while on a two year sabbatical from her post as Professor of Health Management at Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom. [...]

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Well done to our HDR students for presenting their work yesterday at the 2014 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference. Well done Amy Marshall for being awarded the best Nursing poster!

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Ever wondered what nursing is like overseas? International study tours are now available for students continuing in third year Bachelor of Nursing each year. In 2015 students will be travelling to Salzburg, Kobe and Singapore!

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In October, the School hosted students from Austria. Here they are on a tour to a mental health facility at Glenside campus.

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It was another successful Graduation Ball for the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Clinical Nursing students on Friday 28 November. As always it was great to see our pre-registration students experience a well-deserved celebration! Thank you to the Adelaide Nursing Students’ Society for organising this wonderful event.

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