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Edith Cowan University offers opportunities for Nursing students, Graduates to study and work in Australia

Wed, 09/16/2009 - 00:00 -- hohoy2000
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Nursing students and registered nurses interested to study, work and eventually migrate to Australia may do so through a program developed between the Edith Cowan University (ECU) and Arellano University. ECU is located in Perth, Western Australia.

Professor Jim Cross, Associate Dean of the International Faculty of Computing, Health and Science and Ms. Caron Shuttleworth, Coordinator for Clinical and International Programs, School of Nursing, both of the Edith Cowan University (ECU), came on August 19 and 20, 2009 meet with the officers and students of Arellano University regarding the program.

The visit was made through coordination with Rohan Claesson, Director of Asia-Pacific Connect, the organization which also offered the same opportunity through a program developed for business students of Arellano University.

The Edith Cowan University officials discussed the ways whereby nursing students interested to study in Australia may access the university, and attain the possibility of employment and permanent residency in Australia.

One pathway is for a student to enroll his/her first year nursing course at Arellano University after which he/she attends the one-semester   Australian Course. This course is focused on the student achieving IELTS 7, and attaining the academic and cultural preparation needed to make his study and eventual stay in Australia successful. Having completed these requirements, he may enroll at the Edith Cowan University as a first year, second semester student. The student also has to fulfill a one week clinical practice in Australia.

Graduates of   the BSN course at Arellano University, who have passed the board and have two years experience in clinical work can enroll at the Edith Cowan University's Bachelor of Science (Nursing) under the Registered Nurse conversion course.

These pathways are implicit at the anticipated National Accreditation Board Standard of IELTS.

The duo also proposed that Arellano University develop a program whereby ECU students can enroll at Arellano University to complete a community practicum for ECU's Stage 6 community placement.

Meanwhile, the visit also featured the awarding of Natalie Dematera, first student to enroll in the Diploma of Business under the Connect Asia –Pacific as the Inaugural Student of the program.

Professor Jim Cross, Associate Dean of the International Faculty of Computing, Health and Science and Ms. Caron Shuttleworth, Coordinator for Clinical and International Programs, School of Nursing, both of the Edith Cowan University (ECU), came on August 19 and 20, 2009 meet with the officers and students of Arellano University regarding the program.

The visit was made through coordination with Rohan Claessen, Director of Asia-Pacific Connect, the organization which also offered the same opportunity through a program developed for business students of Arellano University.

The Edith Cowan University officials discussed the ways whereby nursing students interested to study in Australia may access the university, and attain the possibility of employment and permanent residency in Australia.

One pathway is for a student to enroll his/her first year nursing course at Arellano University after which he/she attends the one-semester   Australian Course. This course is focused on the student achieving IELTS 7, and attaining the academic and cultural preparation needed to make his study and eventual stay in Australia successful. Having completed these requirements, he may enroll at the Edith Cowan University as a first year, second semester student. The student also has to fulfill a one week clinical practice in Australia.

Graduates of   the BSN course at Arellano University, who have passed the board and have two years experience in clinical work can enroll at the Edith Cowan University's Bachelor of Science (Nursing) under the Registered Nurse conversion course.

These pathways are implicit at the anticipated National Accreditation Board Standard of IELTS.

The duo also proposed that Arellano University develop a program whereby ECU students can enroll at Arellano University to complete a community practicum for ECU's Stage 6 community placement.

Meanwhile, the visit also featured the awarding of Natalie Dematera, first student to enroll in the Diploma of Business under the Connect Asia –Pacific as the Inaugural Student of the program.

Photo shows Natalie Dematera with Chairman and CEO Francisco Paulino V. Cayco and Director Rohan Claessen of Asia-Pacific Connect