A Pleasant Surprise

When you’re applying for university in Australia you can change your course preferences between offer rounds even, if you’ve already received an offer. I was curious to see if I’d be able to get into the advanced nursing course because (I really didn’t think I would). So I changed my first preference to the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) course….and would you believe it – I got accepted!!

I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity but I am also quite nervous because it is going to be a lot of hard work to keep my Grade Point Average (GPA) at 5.5 or higher. I worked out a few different variations on the marks I need to keep my GPA high enough…. but basically I need to aim for distinctions (75-85) as a minimum to be safe.
It’s not all just about ‘more hard work’ though…you’re also allocated a mentor, who is one of the academics from the nursing department and, who will work with you throughout the degree. You’re also given great opportunities to go to workshops and seminars and to completw further research (beyond the degree) and encouraged to continue into an honours program.

The picture below is even more true now! Argh!! 🙂


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