Study just by reading doesn't work for me either. I need to write things down multiple times or being actually doing something like quizzes too.I'll have a look at my blackboard on tonight and post up some awesome links. I can't study by reading, I need to do something! Heaps of online quizzes and "games" - its how I prepared for my exam
Hi, chuffed.What were the requirements that you needed to get into the course? How did you apply for the course through the hospital? How many hours/ days are you required to do a week? I was looking at the cert IV in enrolled nursing but got told I had to do cert III in acute nursing first. I really want a career change but can't afford not to work. Sorry if these questions have been asked before.
I'm studying through TAFE. We spend 2 half days and one full day at TAFE per week. We also have to complete 400 hours of clinical placements. There is also a fair few online modules that we must complete at home in our own time.
To get into the course we had to sit a maths test. We also had to prove we had a minimum education level of year 12 or a certificate III as to this is needed to be able to register with APHRA once you've finished the course.
You will need to undergo a criminal record check and get all your immunisations up to date as well. We don't need to provide this until right before we go on prac but i've heard others need it when they apply for the course.
My course includes the first aid certificate as part of it but i know others require you to have already obtained it prior to commencing your studies.
No previous nursing experience was require. I think having some would really help them as we are expected to know so much already in regards to terminology and things like what observations are normal and the likes.
Hope that helps.