School of Nursing
The School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, is identified as a provider of high quality professional education and contributing to the generation and dissemination of knowledge within a research-intensive university. Our teachers are active in their fields, and are committed to designing educational experiences for our students that are engaging, challenging and relevant. This contributes to why 99.4% of our graduates are in full employment within three months of graduating (My University, January 2013). The Bachelor of Nursing programme is delivered on five sites (Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Southern Sydney, Batemans Bay and Bega). Our students have access to the latest technology in our Simulation Laboratory, and complete clinical placements from their first semester, providing a hands-on learning experience. In addition, we have an expansive post graduate portfolio and research agenda.
At the School of Nursing we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation, both academically and clinically. It is the philosophy of the School of Nursing that everyone participates in quality assurance processes and academic governance.
The core values of the school:
Person-centred; Creativity; Self-awareness; Appreciation; Respect; Authenticity; Clarity; Empathy.
UOW is supporting the health needs of the South Coast with the work underway on nursing simulation labs at its Bega Campus.
The $1.5 million Clinical Education Unit will provide nurse education and comprises state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs in a three-bed hospital ward layout.
Photo Left to right: Professor Eeva Leinonen, State Member for Bega Andrew Constance, NSW Health's Nicole Tate, local Aboriginal elder Aunty Colleen Dixon Colleen Dixon, Bega Valley Shire Council Deputy Mayor Liz Seckold and Dr Joanne Joyce-McCoach.
Nursing Careers Expo & Industry Panel
UOW Nursing students had the opportunity to meet employers and chat to them about career options on Thursday 21 May. Students were given an opportunity to focus on the world of work and think about what it might look like for them as qualified professionals.
The Expo, hosted by UOW Careers Central, gave approximately 400 students and recent graduates an opportunity to meet with exhibitors who are hoping to meet committed nursing students from the University to fill their formal vacation employment, internships and work experience vacancies.
Following on from the Expo, students had the opportunity to attend an Industry Panel session. At the panel session students gained insights from industry professionals. Panel members included representatives from the following organisations; Defence Force Recruiting, Illawarra Retirement Trust, Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW Nurses & Midwives' Association, Ramsay Health Care and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
UOW nursing students have excellent employment prospects after graduating, 98.8% of our nursing graduates are in full-time employment within three months of graduating (My University Website 2015).