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New Training For Nurses

Aspiring nurses of Bowen have been given the green light, with TAFE Bowen now offering the Diploma of Nursing in the Bowen Health Hub.

Replicating a real-life hospital environmental, nursing students at the Bowen Health Hub will be able to get hands-on training for the duration of the 18-month course which is set to start on September 25.

“In Bowen, the Diploma of Nursing will be delivered online with some face-to-face training,” explained Melanie Clarke, Community and Health Faculty Manager for TAFE Queensland in Far North and North Queensland.

“During the course, students will participate in several week-long residential training blocks to gain practical, hands-on skills.

“On campus, students will train in the purpose-built Bowen Health Hub using industry standard equipment and tools.

“To ensure they are work-ready when they graduate, students will also complete a minimum of 400 hours of vocational placement in a health care facility or hospital,” Mrs Clarke said.

The Diploma of Nursing will be offered as a Fee-Free course, meaning eligible students will receive the training for free.

“We know that for some people the cost of training can be a barrier to pursuing their career goals, so Fee-Free TAFE is a great opportunity for locals seeking training,” she said.

Mrs Clarke said Diploma of Nursing graduates can choose to pathway to university.

“Our graduates are highly sought after and can enter the workforce when they finish their course or use their diploma training to pursue further studies such as a Bachelor of Nursing at university,” she said.

To enrol in the Diploma of Nursing at the TAFE Queensland Bowen campus, visit or call 1300 308 233 today.

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