Student nurses at Navorina

By Zoe McMaugh

Aged care workers in Deniliquin are sharing their expertise and knowledge to help guide the future generation of nurses.

Two Charles Sturt University registered nursing students have been placed with Navorina Nursing Home for a fortnight as part of their course requirements.

Sasha French and Lara Wakefield are both online students, and will assist the staff at Navorina while learning tricks of the trade until next Friday.

They started their work experience on Tuesday, and have taken to the job and residents well.

“We've been helping with daily activities like hygiene, feeding, chatting to residents and helping them to move around,” Lara said.

“I expected it to be a bit of an unknown, but it's been a good experience,” she said.

Lara, from Ouyen, said her goal after finishing her degree is to work for her local health service.

Sascha, from the Mornington Peninsula, says she's still deciding where she will end up.

“I was a former enroled nurse and worked in aged care for 10 years,” she siad.

“I hope to just experience as many different types of nursning to find out exactly where I want to go from here.”

Both women have just completed the first year of their three year degrees.