Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been successful in securing vital funding support from the Commonwealth Government for a project to improve the higher education experience of students in the region and around Australia.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today met with Head of Campus, Professor Jeannie Herbert, AM and Senior Lecturer in Health Science for the School of Biomedical Science, Doctor Patricia Logan at CSU’s Dubbo Campus.
Mr Coulton welcomed the news that the university received a grant of $40,000 under the second round of the Commonwealth Government’s 2015 Office of Learning and Teaching grants programme.
“I congratulate CSU on securing funding for their enrolled nurse transition project that will see the development of a university preparation program assisting enrolled nurses with direct entry to 2nd Year registered nursing studies,” Mr Coulton said.
Mr Coulton understands that the project will aim to produce a preparatory website of resources and a navigation tool that enables personalisation of the use of the resources, to support and meet the needs of enrolled nurses undertaking transition to pre-registration nursing degrees.
“Dr Logan showed me the website today and explained that it is on a platform that allows cross-institutional usage and student access off-line.
Mr Coulton believes that this project is an excellent example of the Government’s commitment to our universities remaining globally competitive and offering students the best learning experience to ensure they are job ready.
“I congratulate CSU for winning an OLT grant. Innovative ideas like these will build a strong and sustainable higher education system into the future.”
For a full list of grant recipients go to www.olt.gov.au