BACHELOR OF NURSING, 2011
Improving access to rural and remote placements for UC nursing students is one of the many things Registered Nurse (RN) Stephanie Jeremy can be proud of. As a student at UC, Stephanie was a champion of quality healthcare, no matter the distance. She joined several organisations, including the Council of Remote Area Nurses Australia (CRANA) and the Canberra Rural Allied Health and Nursing Collective (CRANC), earning two scholarships for her commitment to undertake a remote clinical placement. Because people living in rural Australia do not always have the same opportunities for good healthcare, dedicated nurses and health professionals are very important in bridging the gap. Thankfully, Stephanie has taken up that call!
Not only is Stephanie an RN at the respected Canberra Hospital, she is also the Co-President and founder of the Australian Student And Novice Nurse Association (ASANNA), which is the first and only Australian network dedicated to student and new nurses. Membership is free, and it's a great way for nurses to network and branch out. Stephanie is also finding time for studying honours in research in clinical leadership at UC.
Stephanie spent her time at UC wisely, immersing herself in work as an assistant in nursing, a level 2 student ambassador, and a member of many professional and student organisations. Stephanie's stellar achievements as both a student nurse and a working professional earned her several awards, including the Janie Dade-Smith Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indigenous Health, and the National Rural Health Student Network Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of Rural Health.
Stephanie has made it her personal and professional mission to build strong networks, enhance the student nurse experience, and to help student nurses navigate through the strenuous curriculum and demands.