"I chose to study the Master of Nursing with Charles Sturt University (CSU) because I was at a crossroads in my nursing career. I have 20 years of clinical experience and I want to venture into nursing education. A Master of Nursing enables me to have the theoretical support beyond the clinical domain. There are more teaching opportunities available when clinical experience is supported by the academia of a Masters of Nursing.
"The Master of Nursing offered at CSU suited my requirements better than any other university. The clinical education subjects are far superior to what any other University was able to offer. I was also attracted by the online study option; I have four children and work a rotating roster which makes face-to-face learning too challenging. The final attraction point was the offer of credit for work experience; I really believe it is important to recognise prior learning or experience.
"My experience as an online student has been extremely positive. I feel online learning has allowed me to study a course I would never have considered previously and I’ve achieved results beyond my expectations. The mix of rural Australian students, along with international students provides a global perspective the nursing field.
"It had been a long time since my undergraduate studies so prior to commencing my course, I enrolled in a few of the Study Link subjects. I found these courses particularly useful in developing my academic writing skills and referencing skills. I have also utilised the ALLaN assignment feedback services, particularly for the first few assignments. This service provided invaluable feedback which I was able to incorporate in to the development of my academic writing.
"I have learnt so much and I have a new found passion for nursing, and particularly nursing education. I have a goal to inspire others to have the same passion about nursing as I do, I believe that education and educators are crucial in achieving this.
"If online study is what you require then CSU is the university to choose. Utilise the support services, particularly the learning support services. CSU has a very well established online platform, and as an online student I felt more supported in my studies than my previous experience as an undergraduate on campus student at a different university."