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Kandos resident and mother-of-two, Ronda Grellman, is nursing her current skills to good health by choosing to reskill at TAFE NSW.
According to TAFE NSW research, now is the perfect time for Ronda to be updating her skills to continue her career in nursing, as the health, wellbeing and community services industry is forecast to have the biggest increase in employment over the next three years, with around 1,670 additional workers needed in western NSW.
Ms Grellman originally worked as an enrolled nurse for many years before raising her children. Now that her children have grown, she decided it was time to update her skills with a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE NSW Bathurst to re-enter the workforce.
“TAFE NSW have really opened my eyes to a very supportive environment of teachers with skills and industry experience to help me achieve my study goals,” Ms Grellman said.
“I chose to study at TAFE NSW because of the hands-on learning and skills that the course equips you with.
“Being taught face-to-face and interacting with a small class in a simulated clinic is helping me understand the course content and I feel more comfortable in my surroundings.
“The teachers really care about you and go out of their way to find suitable work placements based on your skills and to compliment your previous experience.”
TAFE NSW Nursing Teacher, Kathy Pearce, said Ronda was an inquisitive learner who is very engaged in the classroom.
“Ronda’s success is due to her commitment to her studies and her enthusiasm to get the skills needed for the job she wants.
“The Diploma of Nursing is a great career choice and certainly provides a great pathway into other health disciplines if students wish to continue their studies,” Ms Pearce said.
Ms Grellman added “I’m enjoying learning about the latest technology advances in the industry, changes to industry standards and complexities of conditions and diseases.
“I’m also able to practice what I am learning in my role as an Assistant in Nursing at the Rylstone Multi-purpose Service and I look forward to securing a full-time position in a rural hospital once I complete my training and become a qualified enrolled nurse.”
It’s not too late to make the switch and study nursing at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or call 131 601.
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer – (02) 6338 2509, mobile 0427 901 515.