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Holly

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Holly

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Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:04 am Last edited Apr 25, 2008, 07:48 am Update #3

Hey.

I am very keened on doing the Enrolled Nursing traineeship that will be starting in september. Applications open in sometime in this late month!

I want it so bad and I have already done my enrolled nursing entrance test and passed both literacy and the numeracy.

Has anyone done this traineeship before? I will spend 15weeks at tafe then 35 at a hospital in sydney.

I have also allready got my Certificate III in aged care work, will that be more of an advantage or will they not accept me because of it? im so confussed!

Also, I havent had any work experience at anything really, i just got out of skool a few years ago and ive been mostly studying and travelling!! Do I need to have work experience/history?

Please any help I would greatfully thank.

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Nurse_Nat_1984

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May 05, 2008, 02:45 am

Hi, i am currently doing my Div 2 Traineeship and its going really good. Im in Victoria but it should be the same as Sydney, all i had to do was do the test (and pass) and find a aged care facility/hospital that will take you on as a trainee. There are some people in my course that has done the Cert III in aged care but you don't have to of done that and you don't need work experience to get into the Traineeship.

Dont stress its not that hard, if you have passed the test i'm pretty sure you'll get in. Good luck with the course.

Nat

simona

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Jun 19, 2008, 05:20 am

Hi, holly:

Congratulations that you'll begin your EN course.I know you from the nurse web.

I already applied for this course and passed the literacy and numeracy test .The interview will be followed .I feel a bit nervous since I have no idea about it.I appreciate if you can give me a clue.

Thanks and keep in touch!

JUN

Bysreb

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Jun 28, 2008, 08:57 am

Am very new to this!!
After two children and a career in as a cook in the early childhood sector I have decided on a career change! After much thought and investigation I have decided to become a Div 2 Nurse. That was the easy part! now how do I get there? Is is best to go down the road of the traineeship( at the risk of sounding crass, what are traineeship wages like?) or do I bite the bullet and retur to study full / part time and try to find casual work to supplement my income? As a married mum with a mortgage, money is going to be a factor...Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?

megsmel

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Jun 30, 2008, 12:46 pm

Hello Bysreb

I am in the same situation as you. I am an older mature aged student with two young children and not quite knowing what to do about nursing.

I have done a little bit of homework and have found the following (I live in Melbourne):

1 - do a tafe course which costs around $10500, but there is a private college that has a gov funded course for $2500 but limited intakes. Part time is 3 days per week

2 - do a traineeship which would involve doing intensive study for 3 weeks to start with, then study one day a week while working in a nursing home for a minimum of 15 hours per week doing shifts. I have been advised the pay is around $13.20 per hour which is not good but on the other hand, you are dealing with an apprenticeship agency and the costs for the course is around $650 per year or a payment plan available for $20 per week or something to pay this off.

I am not sure which way to go. I am also trying to work out what the difference between the Cert IV in nursing is vs. Diploma in nursing for Div 2 nurses.

I am worried about the pay too and think that doing part time at a tafe without the traineeship would be good as you can find better wages doing something else in the outside study times BUT you get more hands on experience working in the industry (ie nursing home) doing something like a traineeship and I think might be more employable doing it this way as every job I have looked at says experience preferred/necessary.

Let me know what you find out.

Megsmel

Holly

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Jul 03, 2008, 10:38 pm

No, thats inncorrect.
I applied for the traineeship through Nsw Health.
Its study bocks at tafe and on site trainning at a preferred location of your choice (thats if you get accepted.)
Its full time and they pay you even when your at tafe! which is great for anyone really.
September/january and april intakes are closed but they will be taking some more in new year so goodluck.
goodluck to all of you.
x

simona

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Jul 10, 2008, 05:58 am

Hi, holly:

Congratulations that you'll begin your EN course.I know you from the nurse web.

I already applied for this course and passed the literacy and numeracy test .The interview will be followed .I feel a bit nervous since I have no idea about it.I appreciate if you can give me a clue.

Thanks and keep in touch!

JUN

Holly

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Sep 04, 2008, 10:41 pm

Im back.I got my reply letter for the interview. A rejection letter. I am ever so baffled to why I didn't get in and questioned why.Oh well though. Univeristy is just next year, so maybe...Goodluck the rest of you.

deancey

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Oct 04, 2008, 05:45 am

Holly I am sorry to hear that you were not accepted. There is always next year as you said. If its something you want, you will get it I am sure.

Pocket

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Oct 04, 2008, 11:25 am

Hi There,

I am currently doing the Cert IV Trainee Enrolled Nurse course, its 15 weeks at TAFE and 35 weeks of in hospital