RMIT and Epworth Healthcare launch future nursing fellowships

RMIT and Epworth Healthcare launch future nursing fellowships

The new fellowships will provide vocational nursing students with hands-on industry experience and a supported pathway into graduate employment.

The latest development from RMIT’s longstanding relationship with Epworth Healthcare, the new Epworth Fellowship Program will offer 32 Diploma of Nursing students valuable workplace experience while they study.

The rotation of clinical placements will allow students to complete more hours with one partner, applying theory and skills in a real-world professional healthcare environment.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Vocational Education, Mish Eastman, said the program reflected RMIT’s commitment to providing hands-on learning experiences to students at a time when skilled graduates were more in demand than ever.

“This program will further equip our students with the skills they need to enter the workforce ready to make a difference,” she said.

“As we continue to adapt to a connected world of work and learning, our strong ties to industry are supporting our commitment to creating life changing student experiences.”

“I look forward to seeing the impact of this program as we work together to deliver learning experiences that ensure our graduates are prepared for the future world of work.”

31 July 2020

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news-leg-wound-nurse-thumbnail The new fellowships will give nursing students more hands on experience with one partner.

Upon completion of their program, students will automatically be offered the opportunity to interview for the Epworth Richmond and Freemasons Graduate Program.

Director of Clinical Services, Epworth Richmond, Kate Steen, said the Fellowship model aligned clinical placement requirements to provide a pathway from enrolment to graduation.

“By embedding students in the Epworth Healthcare environment, we are able to give them an in-depth introduction to the workplace and ensure they exit RMIT’s Diploma of Nursing ready to move into ongoing employment.”

The fellowship program is part of Epworth Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to supporting clinical placements for students enrolled in RMIT’s Bachelor of Nursing and Diploma of Nursing programs.

Student recruitment for the first round of the program is currently underway and placements will commence in October 2020.

 

Story: Grace Taylor

31 July 2020

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