Stevie Brownsea was looking to start a new career better suited to her interests and her lifestyle. Although it can be demanding, she’s enjoying where RMIT’s Diploma of Nursing is taking her.
Diploma of Nursing
It’s challenging balancing life as a mother of three with the demands of being a student. With determination though, this program can lead you to all kinds of opportunities.
I am busy. I am enthusiastic. I am friendly.
I started looking for a new career after realising my job as a bookkeeper wasn’t fulfilling me and that I wanted and needed a career change which would provide flexibility as well as allowing me to do something I would enjoy. Nursing looked like it was just what I needed and I chose RMIT because it could offer me a range of programs and the city campus is very accessible.
The great thing about the Diploma of Nursing is that it has a direct correlation to the working world, Everything we learn in class can be implemented in hospital and medical facility settings.
It’s challenging balancing life as a mother of three schoolchildren with the demands of being a student myself. With determination, positivity and dedication though, this program can lead you to all kinds of employment opportunities.
So far I have done three clinical placements: in aged care; sub-acute care, and mental health care. All have been enjoyable, and allowed me to practice my basic nursing and communication skills, and shown me the range of possibilities that a career in nursing can lead to.
Eventually I would love to move into the field of midwifery, but the great thing about nursing is that it’s so flexible that if other possibilities appeal to me later on, I’ll have the background to pursue them.
I love what I do because I feel like I am achieving something beneficial, and that studying nursing will enable me make a positive difference in peoples’ lives.