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Meet Tracy Frank
Tracy is a current student in the Bachelor of Nursing course at Hawkesbury campus.
Tracy is first in family to attend University and completed a pathway program into the Bachelor of Nursing.
We asked Tracy to share with us what student life is like and what words of wisdom she would share with future Western Sydney University students:
Staff at Hawkesbury campus are friendly and always willing to help. On campus, I am also able to easily access reading materials and the computers in the library. There is a lot of cultural diversity on campus, which is great.
I came to Western through a pathway program and there are a couple of pathways available for people who want to study Nursing. If I was talking to prospective students, I would definitely say to them to do some research into the pathways that are available.
I currently study full time in the Bachelor of Nursing and work part time as an AIN [Assistant in Nursing]. Because of the industry I work in, I received an incentive payment from the government when I commenced the course and I will also receive one on completion of the course, so do your research on what opportunities are available.
There are many opportunities at UWS such as scholarships, assistance not only from UWS staff, but from senior students as well through PEERS group, and different workshops throughout the year to assist you if there is a need. And there is a diversity of job opportunities after you finish your course.