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Should I study Enrolled Nursing online OR on campus??? (Mature Age Student)

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Author Should I study Enrolled Nursing online OR on campus??? (Mature Age Student)

Chebly

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:11 am

Hi everyone, I'm in my 40's and really want to study the Enrolled Nursing course next year but am torn between doing it online or at the Tafe in Southport. I haven't been to school or studied in over 30 years! I don't work or have any commitments so technically I could do either one.

Do you think being on campus would be better than being home alone? I wouldn't even know how to start an assignment!! Would love to hear what other people felt, were you happy studying online, did you study online and wish you had of been on campus? or the other way around?

Also is it easy to get work after 18 months of study but no experience apart from placement hours?

Chebly

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Nov 17, 2016, 08:04 pm

Still can't decide, so many decisions... :*(

renaelombok

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Nov 29, 2016, 10:46 am

Hi Chebly,

If I were you I would do it at Tafe. You will get to know other students and maybe form some good friendships :)  If you were at home alone you might feel a little overwhelmed especially if you are stuck on a particular question or assignment.

Good luck

Renae

Animac

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Dec 04, 2016, 04:44 pm

same situation as myself. I'm online at Gold Coast Tafe with residential starting January.

Newman

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Dec 15, 2016, 06:40 am

Hello everyone, I'm 36 looking to study enrolled nursing through Tafe and wondering how difficult are the assessments /exams etc??? Having been out of school for 18 years... should I study a course to learn new skills for study?? 

Bane

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May 02, 2017, 04:07 pm

Hello Chebly, I will definitely opt for Tafe. It will provide you the right environment to learn, socialize, and help with assignments Good Luck!!

Kymmy

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May 04, 2017, 06:12 pm

Hi Chebly, I've just joined this site very interesting. 

I was a mature aged student too, started Enrolled Nursing in 2003, I was 43 yrs old and hadn't done any study for over 25yrs in my opinion you can not learn nursing online, I've done both and I can tell you face to face is 100 times better, you get to interact with other students, you study together, brainstorm together. 

I went onto to complete my Batchelor of Registered Nursing at University again face to face, last year I completed a post grad an online course and I struggled with navigating the site and not understanding what was expected of me, I did manage to complete the course BUT I spent a lot of time on the phone with the course tutor & subject coordinators. 

I've worked in Emergency for 11 years now and have just taken a 6 month secondment to teach, I'm supporting the  Trainee Enrolled Nurses when they're out on clinical practice.

My advise is go for it, having all the life experiences certainly makes a difference, thats one of the things I ove about nursing, it doesn't matter the age you are, you can be 19yrs old or 70 yrs old you can still work. GOOD LUCK

Alexa1994

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