The State Government has announced that trainee nurses in western Sydney will be better equipped to save lives thanks to a $105,000 investment in state-of-the-art training equipment for TAFE NSW Kingswood.
The new learning tools are part of the NSW Government’s $100 million, state-wide program of upgrades, asset renewal, and maintenance at 126 TAFE NSW campuses.
TAFE NSW Kingwood will receive a new ‘Nursing Anne’ simulator, 14 manikins for CPR and clinical care training, and other aides, including 10 venepuncture injecting arms and an intravenous medication set for students to use as soon as face-to-face classes return.
Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the Nursing Anne simulator is the latest modern teaching tool to provide Diploma of Nursing students with enhanced training in simulated clinical scenarios.
“These anatomically accurate medical manikins equip students with the life-saving skills they need to provide world-class care to the people of NSW,” he said.
“This investment demonstrates the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to deliver a whole new generation of skilled, job-ready nurses and healthcare workers.”
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the simulator is a prime example of the NSW Government investing in modern, industry-standard equipment to support quality educational outcomes and give students real-world skills so they can be employed faster.
“We are proud to invest in TAFE NSW and ensure students can hone their skills and abilities for the jobs of tomorrow,” Mr Lee said.
“Our healthcare industry will benefit from an investment in skills and training resources to support jobs into the future and deliver a pipeline of skilled workers.”
TAFE NSW Head of Skills for Health, Wellbeing and Community Services in Western Sydney, Anne Goonetilleke, said the nursing simulator is a modular platform with interchangeable parts to facilitate a variety of simulated patient scenarios.
“The equipment enables students to undertake safe and realistic hands-on practise of all core nursing skills from basic patient assessments to advanced interventions,” Ms Goonetilleke said.
“It will also assist students in developing enhanced decision-making skills, improving communication and teamwork, and applying critical thinking in high-stress situations.”
For more information about studying at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.