When I first visited the campus, I took the Test exam which I found more straight forward than other campus. The staff that conducted the interview were helpful and explained the information about the services in IHNA as well as campus policies. I chose IHNA Perth campus because I found it convenient and close to everything. For example, public transport, shops, and a wide choices of food outlets. Orientation day was exciting and I met new people who have become friends. The Campus location was convenient and well organised with lots of rooms. Also, laboratory, Computer lab, and library facilities were available as well as kitchen and student rooms.
I am currently working in an age care facility as an AIN/medication competency. This job motivated me to learn more about the competency required to administer medications & gain physical health learning. That's why I chose the EN program to develop my knowledge and be more confident to work in a Hospital, I found that IHNA Campus compliments my on the job learning.
My experience during my studies in IHNA Campus during the first unit of our assessment was challenging for me. However, there is a lot of information via hand outs and power point presentations to learn and to understand what the assessment book is asking. Also the Educator was really supportive & understanding and explained the content effectively. We also had laboratory practice from the simulation base assessment, this is very interesting because we are doing physical assessments which assists further with my on the job understanding. Student hub facilitates online study for the assessment, in addition Q & A and Worksheets. SBA was so helpful for the student because we could access a lot of information there to answer the assessment, e.g. Power point slides and E-learning resources.
Practical work in the Nursing home is more interesting. Mental Health and Hospital Staff are in place which is also helpful and IHNA staff educator's visited regularly to see if we are enjoying our work. Working together in the class campus & the Hospital for the last 2 years has been a really good experience.
My plan is to continue work as an EN when I get my registration. I highly recommend IHNA Perth campus to others who want to start their Nursing career as my 2 years in IHNA campus was very successful and helped me gain significant knowledge. I have already recommended a few people who are now enjoying the experience.