I graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor degree in Nursing. I completed a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing at UTS in 2007, a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management in 2012 and with my Master in Nursing in 2014. I am currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital where I have been employed for 9 years. I work part time as a clinical nurse in the ICU and part time as a Research Project Manager. I am also a casual academic at UTS where I teach undergraduate nursing one day a week.
I chose UTS because it had an excellent reputation within the teaching hospital I work at. It is known to produce excellent graduates.
The ability to choose my major, sub major and electives were very beneficial to me. Not only did I graduate with a Master in Nursing but I also graduated with qualifications specifically in education, research and management. This has enabled me to be employable in a number of employment areas.
The most rewarding aspect of the course was being able to study a number of different topics so that I could learn new skills and learn more about areas I may potentially be interested in.
I have discovered new areas of interest within my profession, learnt new skills and acquired new knowledge that I feel have improved my nursing practice. I’ve also learnt about potential career opportunities for the future.
A number of the Nurse practitioners that came to speak to us within my Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis were inspiring. Roz Elliot was very good in my Research in Health subject and inspired me to become involved in research within my hospital. I am now employed by the Research Department at RNSH ICU, am writing a research paper and am considering doing a PhD.
I am now employed part time by the Research Department at RNSH ICU, I am writing a research paper for publication later this year and I am considering doing a PhD. I am also teaching at UTS as a casual academic.