Mandurah: Thai nursing students introduced to aged care nursing at Mercy Place


Thitaree Siraruangrit, Nithiwit Phreechawana, Supapit Kachonmote, Premkamon Surinta, Maneerat Kanchanakhanthakun, Chalida Jitjaroonpun, Sukanya Chaichana and Kornsasi Chaidet.
Thitaree Siraruangrit, Nithiwit Phreechawana, Supapit Kachonmote, Premkamon Surinta, Maneerat Kanchanakhanthakun, Chalida Jitjaroonpun, Sukanya Chaichana and Kornsasi Chaidet.

EIGHT nursing students from Thailand are being introduced to the world of aged care nursing in Australia at Mercy Place Mandurah.

The students – one male and six female – are in their fourth year of nursing degrees at Payap University in Thailand and are spending time with nursing professionals at the Mercy Health aged care home to learn more about gerontological nursing.

Service manager Christina Venables said the students were set to gain greater knowledge and skills in nursing and healthcare as a result of the placement, in addition to learning more about the healthcare system in Australia.

“Both our staff and residents have welcomed the students to our home and are enjoying sharing their knowledge and skills, as well as helping to expose them to Australian culture,” she said.

“We pride ourselves on our nursing standards and it’s inspiring to see how enthusiastic the students are, and how keen the group is to soak up knowledge about aged care standards in Australia.”

The work experience program has been developed as a result of the partnership between Payap University in Thailand and Murdoch University.

The internship program runs from May 2-20 with students observing the aged care professionals at Mercy Place Mandurah for seven hours a day Monday to Thursday.