Academic Writings

In 2017 I decided to pursue academic study. Since returning to work as a resort cleaner after the last of my children began school I started giving thought to my future career direction – I didn’t want to be a cleaner for the rest of my working life… I settled on nursing as a goal as becoming a Registered Nurse would open many different opportunities.

In order to qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing degree at Southern Cross University I completed their pathway course “Preparing for Success Program“. This program consists of four units designed to teach you how to write academically, plan study and research. I completed this course with Distinctions for all units which enabled me to successfully enrol into Bachelor of Nursing. I studied on a part time schedule due to work and family commitments and just took my time enjoying study life. When Covid hit I took a break for two sessions as online study is not my thing – I much prefer face to face class format!

After I completed my first year subjects I changed jobs into aged care to gain experience in the health care sector as I previously had none. I discovered a love and passion for working with elders and in memory care, the relationships I form with my residents give me immense pleasure and job satisfaction. As my love for working in aged care grew, my enjoyment of my studies dwindled and I took a 12 month leave of absence to consider whether I wanted to continue on to become an RN. Seeing how much pressure is on the RN’s in my workplace with high workload and large amounts of paperwork limiting time they can spend with residents made me decide not to continue with my studies and I withdrew. I have no regrets as my journey with my degree has brought me to where I want to be.

Now that I have withdrawn, I wish to share my academic writings here as I found reading examples on the web incredibly helpful when doing my assignments and wish to help others with my examples.