Annmaree learned from the best at BNIT
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (BNIT) students learn from the best when it comes to nursing, according to student Annmaree Miller, who is realising her lifelong ambition to become a nurse by undertaking a Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing) at BNIT Caboolture campus.
Annmaree, 44, of Deagon, and mother of eight, is on track with her nursing studies, a feat she never thought possible and attributes in great part to her teacher, Jen Cotter.
"I feel privileged and lucky to have Jen as a teacher; she is absolutely the best in the business. She's very inspirational and without her support and guidance I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today," Annmaree said.
Jen has an absolute wealth of knowledge and such extensive experience and skills that she is always generous in passing on. If I end up as even half the nurse that she is, I will be fantastic!
"I wouldn't want to be studying anywhere else but at BNIT."
To highlight this outstanding teacher expertise in vocational education and training, BNIT has launched an integrated marketing campaign profiling a number of teacher ambassadors, of which nursing teacher and practising nurse of more than 20 years, Jen Cotter, is one.
"There's a big demand for nurses at the moment, and job prospects are really good for the right applicant," Jen said.
"Nursing can be very exciting because things change moment to moment. It's a real thrill to look back and reflect that you've made a difference in someone's life.
"BNIT graduates stand out because they are industry ready, professional and have an excellent knowledge, skills base and grounding in the reality of nursing.
"In nursing, you need to go for it and follow your passions. I tell students to always remain positive, enjoy what you do and find an area that you are passionate about. Also, study hard to achieve your goals, and keep learning and up-skilling.
"I also want to point out that nursing is a great career choice for men ââ¬â those who try it definitely thrive and male nurses are always in great demand. Come on men, give it a go!
"Working in the industry makes it so much easier to share experiences with and teach your students. If you've been removed from that environment for too long, your skills aren't up to date; especially in nursing you need industry currency to give the best teaching experience to the students."
For more information about the teachers and nursing programs at BNIT, please or call 131 248.