ARARAT - East Grampians Health Service has hosted nursing students from Australian Catholic University, Ballarat for a three week placement.
East Grampians Health Service director of clinical services, Peter Armstrong, highlighted the importance of providing students with clinical education and allowing them an opportunity to gain practical experience while consolidating their academic learning. East Grampians Health Service education manager Heather Phillips said the Bachelor of Nursing students were practising the foundations of nursing skills, resident assessment and the planning and implementation of nursing care while strengthening their communication and teamwork skills.
Ms Phillips said the students enjoyed their three week placement at Lowe Street and were well supported by staff and clinical teachers.
"All students are eager to gain nursing experience and clinical education is an important component of their learning," she said.