HSA Diploma the first step to grad nursing for Jordan

Posted by on 20 December 2016

Jordan Taylor was inspired by her work at an aged care home to become a nurse. Before applying to Health Skills Australia (HSA) Brisbane Campus, Jordan considered her options and decided the scale of the specialist health care College offered the benefits she was looking for.

“I chose to study at HSA because the classes were smaller and more intimate and therefore we had a greater opportunity to get more one-on-one time with our teachers, as well as receiving the individual help most other places couldn't offer,” said Jordan.

“The teachers were amazing. They were informative and had so much verbal advice, as well as practical skills to share.”

Now completed, Jordan’s 18-month Diploma of Nursing was step one towards her nursing career, which takes off in January at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital at Spring Hill. She was one of three HSA students selected by the private facility to fill four positions in its 2017 Graduate Nurse Program.

Jordan’s learning experience at HSA gave her confidence to go further, and though she still enjoys her job in aged care, she is excited by the challenges ahead and hopes to become a midwife in the future.

“HSA had a great learning environment and it was easier to focus without loads of people. HSA helped me to overcome my fear of studying again, and I'm thankful for that. It was also nice to make some great friendships there,” she said.

“I absolutely love my job. Every day I am able to put a smile on someone's face, or help them just that little bit extra. I can't wait to start work at the hospital though!”