SUCCESS nursing student Lucy Browne says she will feel more confident when she transitions from study to work later this year, thanks to a new state-of-the-art nurse training centre at the Murdoch health precinct.
Ms Browne, who will graduate from the Challenger Institute of Technology in June with a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, said she felt privileged to be able to use the equipment for her studies.
“The new facility is fantastic, I feel so privileged to be able to utilise the modern equipment and facilities to further enhance my clinical skills, making our clinical placement and future employment a smooth transition,” she said.
Challenger chief executive Liz Harris said the facility, which included two hospital wards, a patient wash area and an observation room, would bolster the training delivered at the institute, as well as playing a key role in reducing skill shortages.
Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier, who officially opened the centre last week, said that more than 200 nursing students would be trained at the facility next year, with a 20 per cent increase in student intake expected each year.
“There is a continuing need for innovative service delivery and training models to help reduce health skill shortages,” he said.