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CDU Melbourne clinical practice opens doors to all

The state-of-the-art clinical practice suite at Charles Darwin University's centre in Melbourne will be on show as part of an innovative distance learning experience open day on Tuesday, December 3.

The School of Health launched the clinical practice suite at 104 Franklin Street, Melbourne with an enthusiastic group of 2nd year Bachelor of Nursing students in July 2013.

School of Health head Professor Rose McEldowney said the open day was a great opportunity for students and staff to share experiences of the innovative distance learning program.

“Our new Clinical Training Practice Suite with patient simulation mannequins and life support equipment allows CDU’s online Bachelor of Nursing students to undertake intensive practical training in Melbourne,” Professor McEldowney said.

“The suite enhances CDU’s attractive alternative career path toward nursing. More than two-thirds of nursing students at CDU are aged over 30, often balancing work with family commitments.

“The centre in Melbourne offers students more flexible study options to attend their week long clinical training blocks,” she said.

Professor McEldowney said the open day was also an opportunity for those interested in clinical nursing to find out about CDU’s unique distance learning program that reaches students in regional and remote Australia. Postgraduate courses are also an option for registered nurses.

The event will be held from 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday 3 December at the CDU centre, 104 Franklin Street, Melbourne.

Charles Darwin Open Day