What are you planning to do when you leave school? Do you want a job where you can work with people and make a real difference?
Have you thought about nursing or midwifery?
Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) – Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program
The Get Real Experience and Try - (GREaT) - Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing prior to studying it with a State Training Provider or at university.
This exciting new five day program will provide students with a unique opportunity to:
Experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting
You will have the opportunity to:
- observe nurses and midwives doing their job, in their workplace, at one of the participating WA public hospitals
- rotate through several clinical areas to shadow a nurse/midwife mentor into places such as critical care and general wards.
Observe the nursing and midwifery team in action
You will observe various procedures, depending on the areas they visit, such as:
- bathing a newborn baby
- applying wound dressings
- setting up intravenous therapy.
You may also be given the opportunity to perform approved on-the-job activities, including things like (but not limited to):
- practicing the correct hand washing technique
- gowning and gloving
- attending in-service education programs.
Decide if nursing or midwifery is the right career choice for you
You will have the opportunity to observe and discuss the many aspects of a nursing or midwifery career with real nurses and midwives, plus:
- have a chance to discuss your experiences at the end of the program
- gain further information about the different nursing and midwifery career pathways available to you.
To be eligible for this program, you need to be:
- a Year 10 student
- participating in a formal work experience program at school
- able to get consent from your parents or guardian to participate
- interested in a career in nursing or midwifery
- able to submit a current copy of your immunisation record. Register your interest
How do I apply?
Students are encouraged to discuss their interest in this program with their school career counsellor or their VET coordinator prior to submitting an application.
If you have any further queries, please contact NurseWest on telephone (08) 6444 5919 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ECU Hands on Training
The "Year 10 HOT (Hands on Training) Nursing Course" is a joint initiative between WA Health and Edith Cowan University (ECU).
The Nursing and Midwifery Office funds the research and application of this program which is carried out at ECU’s Joondalup campus. The program provides a structured learning environment that promotes the diversity of a career in nursing. Read more about the program (external site) or contact the program coordinator at ECU on 13 43 28 (within Australia).
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