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Student experience on rural placement

A placement to remember – Recollection by Tara Keenan Through my placement, I was offered the opportunity to observe a range of procedures and also to follow an individual patient journey right through from admission to recovery. I witnessed first-hand the complexities that arise from providing care in country areas, such as the challenge of […]

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Rural Clinical Placement Bursary – Apply now!

The Rural Clinical Placement Bursary is offered to students in the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Clinical Nursing at the University of Adelaide to foster academic excellence and support a positive rural clinical placement student experience. The University of Adelaide students enrolled in the correlating Year 2 Bachelor of Nursing or Master of […]

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Rural bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what Lilly has to say… I found my time on rural placement as a student nurse to be a valuable learning experience. Through spending time in the Penola War Memorial Hospital I was able to develop an understanding of the diverse and varied role of a Registered […]

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Rural bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what Caley has to say… Rural Placement going into second year was an exciting, nervous and scary experience which I was very much looking forward too. For my rural placement I was lucky enough to go to the Waikerie Hospital in the Riverland. This was a great […]

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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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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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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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Rural Bursary – the lived experience

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 […]

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