I was always finding ways to help within the community; like cooking soups and delivering to the local elders) or helping youth groups and so on. I lost my mother at a very young age and my nana showed me how to care for people around me. I came to a point in my life where I was a single mother of four and I wanted to show my children that you can achieve anything you want in your life.
I did a lot of research online about nursing, and how I could achieve this. That’s when I first signed up to an online college to complete an assistant nurse course, however that college was on-campus and living in regional WA, They could not find me work placement, so right at the end of the course I walked away, as I would not get my certificate , if I could not do my work practice. It was then I decided not to give up, and I did more research on colleges and universities that were well recommended. I came across many . However I decided to go with IHNA Perth campus. I completed my Cert 3 in Aged Care and I’m currently studying Diploma of Nursing. (finally a collage that is dedicated to nursing!). The college was welcoming and non-judgemental.
The college was easy to locate, and within walking distance of public transport. The facility has staff members who have worked in the field of nursing. So they really know what they are talking about. When it came to work practice. I was given a placement within ten minutes from my home. The IHNA team are very professional when it comes to teaching the classes, and take the time for one on one if you don’t understand, They make sure that you are well prepared for work practice and the work force. There are labs within the facility and I would highly recommend this college.