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Students embark on enrolled nursing career

Hospitals and care facilities throughout the New England and North West welcomed the news that 23 students have completed the Diploma in Enrolled Nursing at the TAFE New England Gunnedah campus and will graduate on Thursday 29 October.

The graduation ceremony will take place at the Gunnedah Bowling Club at 3.00pm on Thursday. The ceremony will be attended by Gunnedah Shire Council Deputy Mayor, Gae Swain, and representatives from Hunter New England Health and TAFE New England.

Community Health and Services Industries Head Teacher, Jane Chamberlain, said “This is great news for local health care providers as we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the best training in state of the art facilities to our students and their future employees” Ms Chamberlain said.

Our well established health industry networks ensures that our students develop the skills and knowledge that are required by employers, and are job ready when they enter the workplace”, Ms Chamberlain said.

The intensive 18 month course combines block attendance using the state of the art facilities at the Gunnedah campus, online learning and 400 hours of clinical placement within local hospitals. The students will balance work, study and their personal lives to achieve their dream of becoming an enrolled nurse.

The graduating students are now eligible for enrolled nurse registration and the majority have already secured employment as enrolled nurse practitioners with Hunter New England Area Health Service.