Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine students benefited from a Nursing Careers Day on April 24. The event, which was presented in a series of presentations from healthcare providers and partner hospitals, was an opportunity for students to investigate what job prospects there are in the market and to talk to future employers about their career development. Healthcare providers and partner hospitals included the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Northern Health and St Vincent’s Hospital, amongst others.
The event is a unique occasion for Healthcare employers to promote their graduate programs to ACU students. Many of the presenters were Graduate Nurse Coordinators who said they were “privileged” and “happy” to attend this event to present on employment opportunities for our nursing and health students at our institution. They provided valuable information and insight on application and selection process, application dates, documents required to apply and industry updates.
North Sydney Campus
The Health Sciences Careers Day was held at ACU’s North Sydney Campus on Wednesday 7th May 2014. 11 well regarded organisations from across NSW set up their stands and met with our Nursing and Physiotherapy students to discuss career opportunities and enable the students to establish some important career contacts.
The organisations that came to meet with our nursing students included; Ramsay Health Care; Alliance Health; HESTA; New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association; Adventist Health Care; Mater Hospital; Defence Force Recruiting; South Eastern Sydney Local Health District; St Vincent’s Public; and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Also present was VIVIR (One of the leading allied health groups in Australia), who came along to meet with our keen physio students, as well as our very own ACU Career Development Service.
Keeping everyone fueled with energy throughout the day was the ACU Nursing Students’ cupcake stall. The stall was jam-packed with delicious brownies, cookies, cupcakes, slices, cakes meringues’ and more! All for sale at $2.50 a piece in an effort to raise money for much needed medical equipment at a hospital in Vanuatu.
There was a really good buzz at the expo and a steady stream of over 200 students attended the event over the four hour period. It was a successful day for all of the organisations represented and of course our staff and students.