Nicholas Sutcliffe wants to make a difference to the lives of people in crisis and on the fringes of society. Nursing aligned with his goals and pursuit of specialisation in the area of Mental Health.
Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
The highlight has been translating knowledge into practice, and in doing so, getting the opportunity to work as a charge nurse of an acute psychiatric unit.
I completed my Bachelor of Nursing at RMIT, and my passion for the work motivated me to undertake further study in the discipline. I chose RMIT because it offered the most contemporary and well-resourced program.
I had an amazing lecturer, who has been my most passionate, skilled, flexible and personable educator to date. Being able to progress my career with postgraduate studies under his guidance was opportune.
The highlight of the program has been translating knowledge into practice, and in doing so, getting the opportunity to work as a charge nurse of an acute psychiatric unit.
I’ve gained the ability to apply an evidence-based practice and developed skills peripheral to core nursing requirements that can benefit the holistic care of my patients.
The program includes professional development onsite and a comprehensive graduate year on commencement at the Alfred Hospital.
My greatest achievement to date has been a promotion to ANUM of the Alfred’s acute psychiatric ward and time spent working with CATT in the NT. My dream job would be going out bush to practice regional mental health nursing.