East Grampians Health Service in conjunction with the University of Ballarat commenced its second Diploma of Nursing program in Pyrenees House on Monday 29th July. The program will be delivered part time over 2 ½ years, with students attending classes on Monday and Wednesday.
East Grampians Health Service Director of Clinical Services Mr Peter Armstrong, at said “it is hoped that the part-time option will provide more flexibility and opportunities for local people to study and meet our future workplace needs.”
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive, Mr Nick Bush said “delivering the nursing course in Ararat will result in local people being trained as nurses. The nursing career will be an excellent choice as job opportunities are increasing in the local area. The Health Serviceis pleased to have the second enrolment of Diploma of Nursing students commencing in Ararat.”
East Grampians Health Service’s Education Mrs Heather Phillips said “23 students are enrolled in the course and additional Diploma of Nursing students in the region will be attending classes at various stages of the program to upskill. By linking with the University of Ballarat it will increase teaching, training and allow staff to increase their skills.”