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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rural bursary – the lived experience

At the end of her rural placement, this is what Caitlin has to say… My name is Caitlin and I am currently on my rural nursing placement in Kimba, South Australia. Kimba officially opened in 1876 and was proclaimed a township in 1915. Today, the population of the township is approximately 650 people. We traveled […]

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From the Dean of Nursing

A warm welcome to all our new students! We hope your studies have got off to a good start and you find your time with us both challenging and rewarding. Be sure to pace yourself, have fun and of course get prepared for all upcoming assessment items due. 2015 is an exciting time to be […]

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Japan study tour – Hyogo University of Health Sciences

Ten lucky students and I were recently fortunate enough to participate in a study tour with the Hyogo University of Health Sciences.  For three weeks students enjoyed opportunities to study Japanese language, examine Japanese culture and importantly various aspects of the health care system.  From sampling Sake to wearing kimonos, to riding bullet trains the […]

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Resthaven Nursing Scholarships

Resthaven Undergraduate Scholarships in Nursing Two scholarships are available to students in their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program who are undertaking study on a full time basis as a Commonwealth Supported student at the University of Adelaide. These scholarships are available to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. […]

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Recognising outstanding achievements in nursing and midwifery

It’s said that small acts can make a big difference. This is certainly true when it comes to the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards, with each person nominated receiving a certificate of recognition. “This gesture is an important part of the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards,” says HESTA CEO, Anne-Marie Corboy. “Recognition plays a vital role in […]

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Myanmar Nurses to attend Orthopaedic Conference

The School of Nursing was co-host to a group of nurses from Myanmar in 2014 as part of a scholarship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Following this visit the South Australian Orthopaedic Nurses association (SAON) identified a need for orthopaedic nurses from Myanmar to be exposed to the latest practice and research […]

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Researcher in Focus: Siri Voldbjerg

Tell us a little about you… My name is Siri Lygum Voldbjerg. I’m a Ph.D.-student from Denmark. I have been so fortunate to be part of the research and teaching environment at The School of Nursing, University of Adelaide as a visiting scholar from November 1st 2014 to January 29th 2015. I work in a […]

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Rural Bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what Dearbhla has to say… For my rural placement I was sent to Keith for three weeks. Arriving in Keith, I was filled with both nerves and excitement – and total shock for the fact that there was only one food store! I had an incredible experience […]

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Rural Bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what we received from Sarah… Dear all, As a current 2nd year student nurse, I recently undertook a rural placement at Peterborough, in the southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 265km from Adelaide. Once a prosperous “hissing, steaming hub of the mighty locomotives”, still reflected prominently throughout the town, […]

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Rural Bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what Chiqui had to say… I was assigned in Whyalla for the three week rural placement and was very fortunate to be assigned in the same hospital (Whyalla Hospital) as well as accommodation with two of my friends. We met one other nursing student and a podiatrist […]

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