Port Macquarie nurses have two reasons to celebrate
The Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie campus will celebrate two important milestones this year – a record number of 96 offers were made to students wanting to study the program in 2013 and the graduation of the 150th nursing student in March.
Nursing and Midwifery Lecturer Lyn Bowen said the program had come a long way since it began with an initial enrolment of 24 students less than a decade ago.
“Many of the nursing graduates can be found working in the local health service, while others have chosen to leave the area for work in major health centres in Sydney and in other states,” she said.
“Our graduates are well respected in the local health service and some have forged strong clinical careers as Clinical Nurse Specialists, others have chosen to move into research to improve health outcomes for people of the Mid North Coast, while some have come back to the University to help educate the nurses of tomorrow.”
Demand for programs at the Port Macquarie campus remains strong with more students than ever offered places to study at the campus in 2013.
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