Home Nursing course New Nursing Course Sparks Interest at Charles Sturt University’s ‘O-Week’ Celebrations in Port Macquarie | Port Macquarie News

New Nursing Course Sparks Interest at Charles Sturt University’s ‘O-Week’ Celebrations in Port Macquarie | Port Macquarie News



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Sausage sandwiches were cooking and new students socializing for the official kick off of the “O-Week” Orientation Week celebrations at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie. O-Week started at noon on Tuesday February 25 with community groups and clubs hosting a market day on campus. The students were officially greeted with speeches, activities and tours of the facilities. A freshman at Port Macquarie, Bailey Cleaver will be one of more than 60 students taking the first nursing course at CSU Port Macquarie. The former Port Macquarie high school student said she was offered a place in Newcastle but opted for a university closer to her home. “Charles Sturt is close to where I live and I heard this has brand new facilities for the nursing course. It sounds exciting to be honest,” she said. “I want to travel with nursing. I want to be able to graduate anywhere and help people all over the world. It’s such a big course and I think I can do it here.” I did. a campus tour and I had a look around. It’s a good campus with study centers, which is nice and I think I’ll be here at the library a lot. “I entered college in Newcastle, but I have the option here to come home. I can save money and come to campus, that’s what I wanted.” Jess Kemp, a first-year para-medicine student from Tamworth, said there aren’t many courses available in Australia for para-medicine other than CSU Port Macquarie. “It was the closest to us, it had a reasonable ATAR and the university seems really nice and welcoming,” she said. During four days of fun, students will have the opportunity to take river cruises, learn surf lessons, play paintball, beach games, an “Amazing Race Around Port Macquarie” and try the bowling. Students will also become familiar with student support services, meet course directors, academic staff, and make friendships with other participants. Charles Sturt, director of external engagement at Port Macquarie, Kate Wood-Foye, said the university wanted to thank the community for making new students feel welcome. “O-Week is four amazing days to bring these wonderful new students into our university family. They can meet their potential speakers and fellow student liaison officers,” she said. “There are many activities they can participate in as part of university life. It is a holistic view of university life and it is important that they feel that they are part of Port Macquarie as well. international students too. The Port Macquarie Campus is a growing international campus with students from India, Nepal, Canada and the UK. About 735 campus students were accepted to begin their studies at the Port Macquarie campus this year. An increase of more than 100 students for 2020, according to Ms. Wood-Foye. “Our new nursing course is extremely popular and we are at full capacity with over 60 students,” she said. “Paramedic, Criminal Justice, and Health Sciences programs are strong courses for us because they are in a booming health arena. Courses and jobs are in demand and we have state-of-the-art facilities for them. . “We have new facilities and new spaces for upcoming education, including wonderful new labs and common learning spaces. It will be a really welcome addition to have that extra space. “READ MORE: State Government’s $ 61 Million Investment in Phase 2 of Port Macquarie Campus While you are with us you can now entertain updates straight to your inbox from Port Macquarie News. To make sure you are up to date with all the news, SUBSCRIBE HERE. If you value local journalism, continue to support us and consider subscribing a subscription CLICK HERE for a free 30 day trial.