Welcome to the 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. We enjoy a sound reputation both academically and clinically. The Bachelor of Nursing programme is delivered on five sites (Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Southern Sydney, Batemans Bay and Bega). In addition, we have an expansive post graduate portfolio and research agenda. It is the philosophy of the School of Nursing that everyone participates in quality assurance processes and academic governance.
Person-centred; Creativity; Self-awareness; Appreciation; Respect; Authenticity; Clarity; Empathy.
Visionaries, volunteers and role models honoured for Australia day
Altruistic Young Leader Hannah McInerney
At just 23 years old, UOW nursing student Hannah McInerney (pictured above) has already made a name for herself as a tireless volunteer and inspiring community leader.
Last week, Hannah was named Kiama’s 2016 Young Citizen of the Year in recognition of her sustained efforts as the club and patrol caption of the Kiama Surf Life Saving Club and the brigade training officer for the Jamberoo Rural Fire Service.
The aspiring paramedic also spent her ‘spare time’ last year volunteering for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) at UOW, but was forced to give up her role after an accident mid-year spurred a gruelling recovery from back surgery.
“I was really disappointed not to finish the program,” Hannah said, adding that her experiences with AIME were “among the most memorable” of her first year at university.
About to embark on her second year of nursing, Hannah said a career in healthcare has always been on her radar, with her mother, aunt and three sisters-in-law all nurses.
“First Aid, learning about injury and illness and helping people in need have always been a interest. Nursing has been associated with the family, so it is something that I have grown up with,” Hannah said, adding that she would like to gain experience in intensive care, high dependency, emergency and burns unit nursing.
Hannah said it was “an absolute honour and privilege” to be named Kiama Young Citizen of the Year.
“I'm not a person who enjoys the lime-light and believe that if you volunteer for the lime-light you are volunteering for the wrong reason.
“Everyone that volunteers with me deserves the award as much as I do – volunteering is very much a team pursuit.”