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Ben’s pathway to a nursing career

Congratulations to Ben Simmons-Toft who was awarded a Rocky Bay scholarship to study a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing at Central TAFE.

Ben says it wasn’t until he was employed at Rocky Bay as a Disability Support Worker that he decided he wanted to pursue nursing as a full time career. “The scholarship came at a perfect time and I was encouraged to apply by Wendy Jones, Clinical Nurse Manager”.

Ben was one of only 120 people chosen for the scholarship out of a total of 600 applicants. The application process was two-fold, with Ben first submitting a written application to Michael Tait, Rocky Bay CEO as well as to Central TAFE.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to develop my career and appreciate Rocky Bay’s support,” says Ben. In addition to his regular Rocky Bay shifts, Ben will also complete his practical hours in the Lucy Creeth residence at Rocky Bay. His pragmatic approach means he is ready to meet the challenge of juggling work, study and a busy family life, and we wish him all the best.

 

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