Closing the Gap – Are we there yet? [PODCAST]

My experience in the Northern Territory, working as an Aboriginal Health Worker, set the scene for my current and future aspirations in nursing and academia.

Recent meaningful changes to the Australian nursing code of conduct has sparked great debate.

Why? Because there are still barriers hindering the change in practice needed for nurses and academics to achieve equality in health and life expectancy. Continue reading Closing the Gap – Are we there yet? [PODCAST]

CQUniversity celebrates Naidoc Week – Find your event on campus

Did you know that NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’? NAIDOC week is being celebrated from 8-15 July and a range of CQUniversity campuses have events scheduled.

This year, the theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’. As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

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How CQUniversity’s TEP program helped me succeed

My name is Christie Wishart and I am a Bundaberg based student studying my second year of a Bachelor of Medical Science (Nutrition) by distance education.

My journey at CQUniversity Australia began in 2013 when I enrolled in the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP)* program, which I started in the first term of 2014. Early in the first term I remember feeling very overwhelmed by it all and feeling like I would be lucky to pass, but the staff always gave the support I needed to get through and with their help I did better than I could have ever imagined. Continue reading How CQUniversity’s TEP program helped me succeed