I grew up in a small town in Vietnam and lived with my parents and two younger brothers. In this small town, I grew up in a community where everyone knows and supports each other. I think it’s because of this I appreciate the power of people in loving and caring for one another.
I wanted to study the Bachelor of Nursing because nursing is an interesting and meaningful career. I have always been inspired by people who save lives and help others in facing difficulties. Everyone who works in healthcare plays a part in improving the health and wellbeing of patients. I’ve seen and heard many great stories on how good health care can change people’s lives. Nurses have such an important role in the healing process and are such an essential part of the healthcare system.
I decided to study at UTS because of how focused they were on providing a practical, hands-on experience to students studying the course. Not only do they teach theory in class, but they also share a number of practical workshops that students participate in. The classrooms are clinical labs which are designed to look and feel like real wards with modern equipment. Students also have the opportunity to get extra help and guidance outside of class whenever they need to practice and improve their skills.
The most rewarding aspect of this course for me has been the clinical placements. I’ve had the chance to attend many different hospitals and work on a number of wards. My clinical placements gave me the chance to work with a variety of different people in various clinical settings. They also made me realise how diverse and broad a career in nursing can be and allowed me to work out what areas I like and dislike.
I would advise future students that although nursing is a very difficult degree, it’s well worth your efforts. There is such a wide range of nursing careers that you can choose from and you won’t regret it once you have graduated from your course.