City ED nurses further expertise

JUGGLING ACT: Mount Gambier Hospital’s emergency department nurses Lisa Balkin, Ruth Lawson, Maddie McPherson, Jodie Laube and Morgan Wilson have recently completed tertiary study to further develop their skills in the field. The team members have added an extra 40 hours to their busy schedules to complete the courses. Picture: KYRA SYKES

ADDING an extra 40-plus hours of study to their already busy week, Mount Gambier Hospital’s emergency department nurses have recently completed tertiary qualifications to further their expertise.

Five of the city’s emergency department nurses have been busy juggling work, study and other commitments over the past 12 months.

Lisa Balkin, Ruth Lawson, Maddie McPherson and Morgan Wilson recently completed their post graduate certificate in emergency nursing through Flinders University.

However, fellow colleague Jodie Laube has another six months of study ahead as part of her graduate diploma of emergency nursing through the University of Adelaide.

While the majority of the Flinders course was accessible online for

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