Our practice now accepts nursing students from both the University of Tasmania ('across the road') who are studying for their degree in nursing, and students from Tasmanian Polytechnic completing their Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing).
Practice nursing is an exciting and rapidly expanding field in Australia. It represents an excellent and fulfilling alternative to nursing-life in large institutions such as hospitals and residential aged-care centres.
Student nurses need to have exposure to practice nursing to help make career choices and ensure that the have the widest possible skill-base for future employment. Nursing students who may feel that practice nursing could not offer the scope of activity and work satisfaction, and even the drama, of hospital-based nurse need only speak with our practice nurses!
Practice nursing in a modern progressive general medical practice such as ours is demanding. There is considerable variety of tasks, extends your scope of practice and gives ample opportunity for extended work and responsibility under the umbrella of general practice, and - no shift work!
Northern Suburbs Medical Service (NSMS) Launceston Tasmania Australia