Oh thanks RHJ that does make me feel a little better
To address this, some hospitals have just started halving the hours that are worked in the GNP, so that two can do the job of 1 (20 hours a f/n instead of 40). So if more hospitals start doing this, and you can survive on part time pay for a year, then there is hope if you go to nursing as well as midi (midwives with a nursing degree are also more highly sought after, due to their nursing knowledge). If the uni you are going to don't offer the dual degree, you can do BNUR, then a masters in midwifery, so you have even better qualifications.
The first 2 weeks are full-time (9-5pm) at Logan Uni. Then it goes 'distance ed' style, with community interactions, assignments and starting hospital placements. Normally allow a day of placements for each 'module' so part-time you'd still need 2 days. Also depends on your 'women' and when their appointments are for you to co-attend...
Blue card you can see the 'Student Services' at Griffith and they will lodge for you - you just fill in the form. Police Check is about $50 and takes a few weeks, but as long as you've applued that should be fine. Immunisations - there is an advanced version (my Dr screwed up and I'm not on this) where you have most of the shots within a month. Be prepared, each shot is worth about $80, no concessions. Ring around first aid and see when you can get in - I am doing mine the friday before orientation.
Don't Panic!! Take small steps at a time - just pick one things to organise each day and you'll be done in a week :-) I've known for a year and still don't have immunisations complete.
Tia, I think it's probably for the best you aren't on the accelerated course. I'm just sitting at the doctors waiting for mine and going over the immunisations checklist, and the hepatitis B one specifies in bold writing that that "accelerated course" is not accepted. Just giving everyone else the heads up too.
Does anybody know if I could get immunisations if pregnant??
MrsKB it's highly unadvisable but in the end it's your choice. Google hep b vaccination while preg and you'll find some guidelines on it.
I got in!!! Bach. Of midwifery @ Newcastle!! Squeeeeeelllllll!!!!
Congrats ElizaDoLittle. Well done. And to everyone else who got good news also.
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