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A Day in the Life of a Nurse

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Box Hill Institute

465 Elgar Road

Box Hill, VIC 3128

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Take on the life of a nurse by gaining a hands-on insight into the tools and techniques a nurse uses every day. A career as a nurse is incredibly rewarding and challenging. Learn some of the skills that a nurse uses in everyday nursing situations through a range of workshops.


Exclusively for students in years 9 to 12, in this workshop students will gain access to the incredible facilities that replicate a hospital setting, where our nursing students get the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of nursing learn in every day. Learn about studying nursing, and the nursing profession, from our experienced and passionate teachers. This is a great opportunity for those considering studying nursing to gain hands-on access to


Students will be able to choose between two of three workshops. The Vital Signs Workshop will allow students to learn how to take a pulse, a temperature and the blood pressure of a patient. In the Surgical Scrub workshops, students will learn what is involved in getting ready to work in an operating theatre. The Patient Mobility workshop will allow students to learn how to use the gear required to life and move patients correctly and safely.

A presentation is included that will give participants an excellent insight into courses at Box Hill Institute and employment opportunities in nursing.

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Students will have the ability to choose between two of the following three workshops.

1. Infection Control: learn how to correctly prepare for work in an operating theatre.

2. Vital Signs: Learn how to monitor and record somebody’s vital signs with the use of thermometers, blood pressure machines, and stethoscopes.

3. Patient Handling: Learn how to correctly move and aid patients.

After lunch, participants will attend a presentation on student life at Box Hill Institute and the health/nursing courses we offer. The presentation will also include discussion on what jobs are available in the nursing, pathways to other programs and what it is like working as a nurse.

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