Registered Nurse, Nurse
Students will work in clinical areas as members of a health care team, with additional clinical support from clinical lecturers. Placements will va...Read more
Students will work in clinical areas as members of a health care team, with additional clinical support from clinical lecturers. Placements will vary across different practice settings, from acute care and tertiary to primary health care areas. For example, clinical placement may be undertaken at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a range of other health care providers.
One of the most important strengths of this innovative degree is the substantial length of time dedicated to learning in practice. Students will be introduced to the practice environment in a structured manner and will be able to integrate knowledge with practice. Clinical placements are not restricted to the University teaching semesters and will extend from 35 to 40 weeks (for example: two days per week in year one, three days per week in years two and three). Placements, which are compulsory, will be in both metropolitan and rural areas of South Australia. Students will be required to attend early, late, night and weekend shifts. The amount of contact time often approaches 40 hours per week. Therefore, it is recommended that students have access to a mode of transport for the duration of the degree.