For nursing student Peter Hamilton, clinical placements in acute care, rehabilitation, mental health and aged care nursing have given him valuable practical experience before he graduates.
Bachelor of Nursing
Clinical placements have been amazing. I've had a great variety of placements including acute care, rehabilitation, mental health and aged care nursing.
My interest in nursing was sparked when I worked for the St. John Ambulance Organisation. I chose RMIT because it rated well in nationally in reviews of university nursing degrees.
Clinical placements have been amazing. I’ve had a great variety of placements including acute care, rehabilitation, mental health and aged care nursing.
I’ve gained skills in clinical nursing, reflection on practice and confidence in patient assessment. The degree prepared me for work through outstanding physiology, biology and simulation labs and the support of experienced teachers who were approachable in their lectures and tutorials.
During my studies I helped tutor first year nursing students, which reinforced that help is available in many forms and the collegial atmosphere at RMIT.
In the future I hope to work in oncology and community nursing. I may even come back for postgraduate studies.
My advice for those considering nursing is that you have to be passionate about caring for people. It also helps to study consistently, ask questions and reflect on what you learn.