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Student nurses return to Bourke


Taylin Faith, Victor Bartley, Cherry Collins and Eva Taylor. PHOTO TWH

Last week, Bourke Shire Councillor, Victor Bartley, welcomed three student nurses to the community and introduced them to Bourke and to indigenous culture.

Councillor Bartley said that it was important for Bourke to have these students come to our town, because when we get these students here, they can learn about the issues we face in Bourke.

“If we can get the young students here, they can see first-hand the challenges that we face, and some may even think that they may be able to stay longer and help,’ he said.

“But the main thing is that they get to work with community organisations in the country and experience the positive and negative aspects of living out here.”

Eva Taylor from the Northern Beaches and Taylin Faith from Blacktown attend the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, and Cherry Collins, a midwife student, is from Grafton and attends Southern Cross University.

“I am still unsure,” Eva said, “about what I want to do in nursing, what specialty I want to go into, and with Bourke being a smaller hospital, they do triage nursing, emergency department and ward nursing altogether, so I will get to try my hand at a range of things, which is exciting.

“I do, however, know that I want to travel as a nurse, help out in a range of different places around Australia and, perhaps,


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