When Angus Reid decided to study nursing, he discovered that the University of Tasmania has one of the largest nursing programs in Australia – which was exactly what he needed to start building his career.

When asked what he enjoys most about nursing, Angus is quick to respond.

The ability to effect change in people’s lives by assisting them in moments of ill health and the personal growth that it in turn affords me.

While career development is an integral part of nursing, it is something that is often put on hold by nursing graduates, due to the busy nature of their jobs.

Angus realised that he needed to plan ahead in order to  achieve his nursing goals, which is why he started with the Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track) at the University of Tasmania’s Darlinghurst campus in Sydney.

I looked at a number of nursing degree courses and selected the UTAS degree due to its Fast Track option.

The University of Tasmania has a number of Fast Track Nursing courses in both Hobart (Domain Campus) and Sydney (Darlinghurst and Rozelle campuses).  The Fast Track program gives students the opportunity to study a full Bachelor Nursing degree in two years, rather than three, giving Fast Track graduates that all-important head start.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track) helped me achieve my career goals by providing both theoretical and practical grounding in the nursing profession enhanced by its cobranding with St Vincent’s Hospital, said Angus, who is now working as a Gastrointestinal and Vascular Registered Nurse at St Vincent’s.

‘The University of Tasmania is one of the largest providers of nursing education in Australia with a wide range of affiliations. This provides a wealth of experience as the backbone to the degree,” explained Angus who has some good advice for new students.

Jump at the opportunities offered by this unique environment, as you will learn both nursing skills AND life skills.

Upon graduating, Angus decided to continue his studies and enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice).

This course is designed specifically for Bachelor of Nursing graduates in their transition years and focuses on advanced practice, leadership and policy as well as allowing students to select specialisation units in an area of nursing that interests them.  This was a highlight for Angus.

“I appreciated the specialised offering of the campus that afforded a small cohort with direct access to a dedicated group of teaching staff. 

My clinical placement in association with the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health was a particular highlight with unique insight into rural and indigenous health issues.”

I would recommend the University of Tasmania to anyone considering studying nursing due to its supportive culture.

Studying nursing with the University of Tasmania helped Angus develop his career…and we can help you too. Find out more here.