A mature age student is any student that is not a current school leaver. Returning to learning can be can be quite overwhelming, especially if you have had a significant break from education. To help you prepare we have a range of free workshops available. Just visit the Study skills workshop page to find one that suits you. We have two workshops specifically designed for mature age students.
Mature age students
NMBI - Applying as mature student for nurse or midwife 3rd level courses
Below, we offer some key tips on how you can master those return-to-study worries and get on top of your TAFE course! Orientations can be great in giving you an overall idea what the campus is like, where your classes will be held and what facilities are available. It also provides a perfect opportunity to meet like- minded people, such as other students returning to schooling at a mature age. At most TAFES, orientation is also the ideal time to pick up your books and study materials and also meet your teachers. Remember, each person is considered a valid student at TAFE, regardless of age or experience. At the end of the day, everyone is there for the same reason so despite what barriers you may feel are in the way, you will always have that goal in common and the rest will come from there.
Mature Age Entry Into Nursing
Luckily, there are ways to help ease the stress of jumping back into formal study. This may include online subjects, weekend or summer intensive programs, or units that offer evening classes. Although most undergraduate courses run on daytime schedules, some of the more popular classes usually core units may be more flexible to cater to students with a busy timetable. Most universities will also allow you to study part time, but keep in mind that your timetable may restrict your work hours. You may even choose a course that is delivered entirely online or by distance, which enables you to study what you want, how you want and when you want from the comfort of your own home or wherever else you may be.
You need to be logged in to get access to the forums. You can do so here. Not sure where to start really, been wanting to become a RN nurse for a while now and always had reasons why I couldnt take time out to study.