- Charles Sturt University nursing students offered free expert tutoring through agreement with Country Universities Centre
- Appointment of expert nursing tutor to assist students in their studies, with a focus on supporting students who are undertaking workplace learning
Charles Sturt University nursing students living in or undertaking workplace learning in regional communities will benefit from a new agreement between the University and the Country Universities Centre.
The service will provide students with free expert tutoring to offer high-quality content-specific assistance to help them in their studies, and will be available to Charles Sturt Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Nursing students.
Mrs Rebecca Broadbent has been appointed to the role of Charles Sturt-CUC nursing tutor, and will work closely with Charles Sturt and Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health staff to focus on supporting students who are undertaking workplace learning.
The services offered will include: facilitated discussion on nursing topics to enable students to reach their own answers; linking previous learning with newer concepts; clarification of a clinical issue or question; clarifying links between pathologies and nursing interventions; explanation of pharmacology topics or questions; demystifying terminology – academic and clinical; access to industry resources; and referral to services within Charles Sturt or CUC.
Charles Sturt’s CUC Lead, Associate Professor Maree Bernoth from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, said Mrs Broadbent’s role would prove invaluable to the University’s nursing cohorts, and to the quality of regional healthcare.
“The position of nurse tutor is an investment in supporting isolated nursing students to ensure they are successful in their university studies,” she said.
“It illustrates Charles Sturt University’s commitment to rural and regional nursing students by assisting them to be successful in their studies and to ensure our communities have a skilled health workforce.”
Mrs Broadbent graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery in 2005, and has since worked as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and rural areas across acute, emergency, maternity and rural multipurpose services.
CUC Director of Educational Delivery Ms Monica Davis said the agreement would benefit students and the wider regional community alike.
“This is an exciting collaboration between university, industry and regional communities. We are very lucky to have Rebecca’s practical experience and her strong commitment to the next generation of regional health professionals,” she said.
Interested Charles Sturt nursing students should register with CUC here.