Australia 2012 - Chloe Maurice & Charlotte Woodward
We had the opportunity to work at the Gold Coast Hospital in Queensland, Australia. We were placed in the Emergency Department for 12 days and then 3 days in the Paediatric Unit. It was a great opportunity and an amazing experience, which we found extremely beneficial to our nurse training. The staff were very friendly, supportive and welcoming and it was great to see the differences and similarities of nursing down under. It has helped with our professional development, widening our knowledge and experience of nursing internationally. We both feel the experience has had a positive effect on us professionally as well as personally.
We were able to travel the East Coast of Australia during the trip, this included visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Queensland, Fraser Island, the Whit Sundays – snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns.