Rosalie Carr, a Year 12 student at Bingara Central School, has reached the regional finals of the 2016 NSW Training Awards in the category School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year.
This was acknowledged at a dinner hosted by the Greater Northern Skills Development Group Inc in Tamworth on the evening of Friday June 24.
Rose was nominated by her employer, NSW Health, Hunter New England Local Health District.
Rose has been a School Based Trainee based at Bingara MPS since January 2015. The traineeship is due for completion in September 2016.
Rose is completing a Certificate III Health Services Assistance through TAFE New England as part of her Higher School Certificate.
Mrs Sue Mack, health service manager at Bingara MPS, believes that Rose is “born to be a nurse and that the nursing profession needs more like her”.
Mrs Mack also strongly supports the School Based Traineeship Program as a solution to the problem of Registered Nurse shortages throughout regional Australia.
“It allows small communities to ‘grow their own’ and gives opportunities for school students in small towns”, she said.
Rose hopes to continue her studies by enrolling in a Bachelor of Nursing at university.
The citation for Rose read:
‘Rose demonstrates a level of initiative very rarely seen. She is keen to learn and experience all aspects of nursing has to offer. She is quiet but has excellent communication skills to ensure safe patient care. She is respectful, caring and patient.’