Australian STUDENTS - page 2

Hi There, I know this isn't the nursing student forum, however that area of the board is largely plagued with nursing students in America! I'm an Australian nursing student scouring All Nursing... Read More

  1. by   glam1
    Hi i'm in my 2nd /3yr year at cdu. I get to do some great subjects this sem. Emergancy,reneal, and research plus clinical.

    I'm starting to get excited after these 4 units , i'll only have 6 left 4 clinicals , peri & maternal health.

    I love the idea of the study group.
  2. by   rachelgeorgina
    Ohh, another one of us! Nice to meet you! What does CDU stand for? I can't place it... You don't mean Charles Sturt, do you? If so, which campus are you at? I'm really interested in what it must be like to study out in the country is smaller communities.

    Your subjects sound really good for this semester! I don't think we specifically do "emergency" (critical care is an elective for us) but I'm doing renal this semester!
  3. by   SammyL
    Yet another student here.. 1 semester into 18mth EN degree through TAFE in Renmark. Coming up to doing medications, aged care placements, Acute Nursing and Mental Health so this should be an interesting semester.

    I am so glad I found this site and it has made so many things clearer. I would love to have others to bounce ideas off of and an online study group sounds great - so many perspectives from so many places..... what more could you ask for??

    Anyways back to the bible
    Huge Thanks
  4. by   rachelgeorgina
    Hi! It's so nice to find another one of us!

    Your next semester does sound interesting and exciting. Goodluck, I hope you enjoy it!
  5. by   glam1
    Hi CDU stands for charles darwin uni in Darwin. I'm doing it external. Which is great. I actually started at UNiversity southern queensland in Toowomba but changed cos iwent to work at Ayers rock.

    It was really great studing at a smaller regional uni (usq) very very flexible, you could usually go to any tut / lab on offer if you couldn't make your usual due to small class sizes. They also have a lot of courses on offer over summer which meant you lighten your work load but still finish on time.

    CDU is ok. They have ecixting subjects on offer, you get to choose 3 electives and do a 4 week clinical placement in 1. It is a bit weird external I miss the class contact.......but hey it fits in well with work/family. They have regular assessments so you cant fall behind cos there is always something to hand in , sit or discuss.

    What do you think of renal? is it compulsory or an elective?
    Mine is one of my electives...looks ok it is only my first week

    If any one gets the chance to go to a small country clinical take it, i've beeen to 2 stanthorpe and kilcoy and they were so hands on. I got to try so many skills. So much more than my fellow students who stayed in town.

    Welcome Sammy. Sounds like a great semster for you too!
  6. by   glam1
    Now if only i could spell Sorry guys
  7. by   rubystar
    I'm in my 6th and final semester in Perth. I can't believe I'm almost finished!

    Good luck to you all. I'd be interested in doing the study group online thing but the units are different university to university and this semester is going to be the most full on one that we have had.
  8. by   Zoe*aka*studentnurse
    HI everyone,

    Semester 2 starts for me tomorrow!! YAY I'm really excited to get back to uni - I know its sounds silly, but I'm loving learning. This semester I'm taking
    anatomy & physiology 2
    clinical health assessment and
    health promotion

    Glam1 - I started at CDU last year. I personally didn't like the no contact, hence I've moved to on campus study at my local uni. As for taking up rural placement, I'm hoping to go rural once I graduate so hoping to get a placement or two somewhere out in the sticks. QLD health has a great rural scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year students.

    Quick question= who here uses a laptop at uni? I got a very nice little one last week and have put all my notes on there ect and am thinking about taking it to uni and type notes instead of writing. Anyone do this? How do you find it? Any good programs I should have?

    Enjoy your week, Zoe
  9. by   Lex78
    I've just started Cert III Aged Care AIN at TAFE... First week was just orientation, can't wait to get stuck into it.

    Best thing is the wide range of ages and cultural backgrounds and experiences in the class (of about 20 students) and the different specialised areas of our various teachers. Makes for a much better learning experience.
  10. by   KirriG
    Zoe, are you studying at Griffith Uni? I'm doing Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2 this semester which also starts for me tomorrow.

    And like you I love it and can't wait to get stuck in again!

  11. by   Zoe*aka*studentnurse
    HI again,

    Lex - good luck with your first week at tafe - Im sure you'll love it.

    Kirri - Yes Im at griffith at Logan. I'm only first year. How is patho - Ive heard its pretty hard?????

    talk soon, Zoe
  12. by   glam1
    good luck lex!

    yes i miss the class contact too. I made some good friends at usq which i still keep in contact with. I also miss the study groups which i found helped with my studies so much.
  13. by   KirriG

    Sorry Zoe, p&p is a bucket load of work, but super interesting cos you start to get the point of learning all that a&p.

    Put it this way, in my study group we could count 2 distinctions, 2 credits, 2 passes and 3 fails for P&P1. And we worked hard!

    I will give you one solid hint though - don't get rid of any of your a&p notes. Each section of p&p we revisit the basics of that system, and the info constitutes some easy marks in an otherwise hard exam.



    Edited to add - I'm at Nathan campus.
    Last edit by KirriG on Jul 26, '09 : Reason: add information

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