THINK Education’s Diploma of Nursing program is a nationally recognised entry-level qualification for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) in Australia. It is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Over a nominal period of 18 months, training for this course includes 400 hours (10 weeks) of clinical placement in a range of professional workplace settings.
During your studies, you’ll learn how to implement basic nursing care, assess a client’s health and analyse health-related information. You’ll also learn how to administer and monitor medications and care for older clients, acute care clients and people with mental health conditions.
Here are 5 reasons why THINK Health Education is the right provider for you:
You’ll learn from the best in the business
Our Nurse Educators are expert Registered Nurses themselves who share a passion for the nursing profession and have extensive backgrounds in vocational education. Bringing knowledge from their own speciality fields of practice in which they still work in, their goal is to help students grow in their understanding and application when practising the Nursing Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and National Practice Standards. Click here to meet the Nurse Educators at THINK Health Education.
Clinical placements in a variety of clinical settings
Industry placements are an essential element of our course and give you first-hand experience in a variety of clinical settings. Placements are organised for you – our national team of dedicated Placement Coordinators so you don’t have to worry about a thing. On your placements, you will gain real experience in Non-acute Care, Mental Health, Primary Health and Acute Care. You will graduate with hundreds of hours of recognised professional experience.
Support for students
From your first day, you’ll be welcomed and taken care of. Here you’ll enjoy a supportive environment that encourages close collaboration among peers, Learning Advisors, Program Coordinators and Nurse Educators who are always approachable and ready to help. Read more about the support we have for students here.
With campuses in four Australian states, we’re the only Australian provider that offers a national nursing program with interstate transfer opportunities. According to your needs and schedule, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between; face-to-face course delivery or a blended study mode of in-person and online.
Part of a global network
THINK Health Education, and our sister provider, Torrens University Australia, is part of the global Laureate International Universities network, the world’s largest higher education provider. Throughout our global network of 70 universities and institutions across 27 countries, we have a specific focus on healthcare with 21 medical schools, 19 dental schools and a range of nursing programs delivered at universities across the US, Europe and Latin America. The Australian Government has recently reaffirmed and extended THINK Education’s approval as a Vet Student Loans provider for another 4.5 years.
Together, THINK Health Education and Torrens University Australia have a long-term commitment to education in healthcare, with a focus on nursing and positive ageing. The Torrens Vice Chancellor and THINK Academic Director, is Professor Justin Beilby. Prior to assuming his current positions, Prof. Beilby was Executive Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide for a decade. The General Manager of Torrens and THINK Health, Kath Curry, is a former nurse with an academic career in Indigenous health.
We’re here to support you on your student journey, every step of the way.