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A selection of stories from our CRANApulse magazine written by remote health professionals or students during their clinical placement
The Esperance experience
Emily Bean feels fortunate that she completed her nursing degree with a placement in Esperance in Western Australia. Here she outlines all the reasons why.
Gaining a placement in the Emergency Department in Esperance Hospital for my final stage six Registered Nurse clinical practicum was ideal for me to conclude my studies, as I was able to put into practice all the skill and knowledge I have learned throughout my degree.
Many opportunities were made available to me, and I was greatly supported by the Registered Nurses I was working alongside in developing my skills, confidence, and independence, aiding my transition into the nursing profession. Every day I was developing my therapeutic relationships, knowledge and skills base.
Esperance is an amazing place. As it is a port, farming and all-round active town, I was exposed to a large-ranging demographic within the population and to a multitude of cases: machinery inflicted injuries, falls, broken bones, impalements, motor vehicle accidents, allergic reaction, COVID-19 precautions/testing, mental health issues and drug and alcohol misuse.
I am so grateful for the experience of being on a remote placement – faced with all the challenges and limitations that come with the isolation and lack of specialists and resources.
I was challenged to push myself and to continue my professional development and education whilst on my clinical practicum.
I feel that this placement in Esperance Emergency Department has greatly benefited me, built my confidence and self-belief, and prepared me for the real world.
I am excited to be able to start my nursing career on completion of my bachelor’s degree at the end of 2020.
I hope to work remotely, and after my experience in Esperance Emergency Department, thanks to the CRANAplus sponsorship scheme, I am going to do everything I can to achieve my goal.