UniSA's Whyalla campus Head Claims Job Opportunities are no Less for Local Graduates

A nursing unit head has claimed that UniSA's Bachelor of Nursing program at Whyalla offers students a strong platform to get jobs.

Dr. Julie Watkinson, nursing unit head stated that even though there has been made reductions in the nurses employed in the public hospitals after graduation through the "Transition to Professional Practice Program", still the local nursing graduates are offering good opportunities of employment.

She added that there were no concerns regarding the employment of nurses in 2010 as their nurses were performing up to the mark in the job market, but the changes would have to take into consideration in the future.

"Current graduate numbers do not exceed local demand. In the previous years almost all of our graduates have obtained employment'', said Dr. Watkinson.

She told that their current nursing staff is ageing and as when they would be retired, they would vacant the places for others graduates to commence their career as nurses. She spoke praiseworthy words for her nursing students, who according to her, were performing quite well and would be good enough to fill the vacancies available.