Returning to university as a mature age student isn’t always easy, but when Kylie Chase wanted to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing she felt completely welcome at RMIT.
Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing
I've studied nursing and midwifery, and worked for years as a midwife, but I wanted to make the move to infant mental health. The course has already helped me into a new job.
A lot of experience has been gained after years as a midwife, but I wanted to return to study to learn more about – and do research into – infant mental health.
Stepping back into the halls of academia could have been a challenge, but the course co-ordinator was so welcoming. I was reassured that my decision was the right one by coming face-to-face with someone so experienced, helpful and approachable. It set a really good tone for my time at RMIT.
The Learning Centre was also invaluable to someone who had been away from formal education for a while; it was the perfect place to brush up on academic writing styles and correct referencing.
I've already have a job as a maternal child health nurse – my employer took me on as a student and let me work around my studies. Hopefully it's yet another step towards the next stage of my career.