Nursing student wins state award for Wodonga TAFE

Nursing student wins state award for Wodonga TAFE

By Susan Burdett
24 Jan 2017

Wodonga TAFE Diploma of Nursing student, Ms Susan Osmotherly, recently received the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Victoria Branch: Diploma of Nursing Student of the Year Award for Wodonga Institute of TAFE.

Susan Osmotherly award winner for Wodonga TAFE

Pictured: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick with Wodonga TAFE Award recipient Susan Osmotherly and First State Super Business Development Regional Manager of Victoria Mark Morris

Susan received her award on Tuesday evening, 13 December 2016, in Melbourne at ANMF House. Susan attended the evening with her husband and daughter, and stated her thanks to Wodonga TAFE for the nomination as Diploma of Nursing student of the year.

The ANMF Awards is a highly prestigious event held annually to celebrate and recognise the achievements of nursing students from TAFE, University and other training providers throughout Victoria.

Ms Dianna Burr, Teacher of Nursing at Wodonga TAFE, provided the following citation to support the original recommendation for Susan’s award.

“Susan has consistently demonstrated the following attributes which are intrinsic to nursing practice – she a quiet achiever with assured confidence, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including an inherent understanding of the ethical and professional nursing values relevant to the role. She has an established appreciation of the concept of excellence in nursing practice whilst demonstrating the importance of caring, and therapeutic relationships.”

A former recipient of the same award for Wodonga TAFE in 2014, Murray Collis received the 2016 La Trobe University Wodonga campus student of the year award for the Bachelor of Nursing. This was another great outcome for Wodonga TAFE, and recognition of the calibre of its graduates and the excellence of the TAFE’s nursing training program.