Program offers healthy outlook for nursing student
UOW’s Renee Callender has been selected as one of only five students across the country to take part in a unique program designed to inspire and equip a new generation of Australian nursing leaders.
The second year nursing student will begin the Emerging Nurse Leaders (ENL) program, run by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), in 2013.
Over five years, Renee will receive tailored mentoring and development opportunities in the areas of communication, team development, business acumen, lobbying, presentation skills, research skills and project management.
Renee said she was looking forward to all the program has to offer, particularly the chance to develop her skills so that she can help empower those around her.
“It’s a privilege to have been chosen. The other shortlisted applicants were all amazing and showed leadership talent beyond their years of nursing,” she said.
“I hope to use the program to learn as much as I can over the next five years.”
Renee said she enjoyed her studies at UOW, especially the hands on experiences provided by the nursing laboratories.
“We learn in an environment imitating a real hospital. The manikin students use can cough and wheeze so we can practice a variety of procedures before entering the workforce,” she said.
Following graduation, Renee said she would like to apply for the graduate nursing program at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) and eventually work overseas.
For more information on the ENL program visit the ENL website.