The Bethanie Beachside care worker will join Bethanie Geneff’s Erika da Silva, of Nollamara, in the course that will see them graduate as registered nurses in 2016.
The degree, which was first offered in 2009, is available to anyone who meets the entry requirements and has an undergraduate degree, no matter what subject it is in.
Originally from Queensland, Ms Arnold has worked in many healthcare roles, including serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a combat medical technician, before gaining a degree in psychology and sociology to enhance her nursing skills.
‘I decided that aged care was where my future lay after looking after my mum,’ she said.
‘I am still working in dementia care at Bethanie Beachside for two shifts a week while I complete my studies as I feel the experience will help with my progression along my chosen career path.’
Ms Arnold hopes to continue working at Bethanie Beachside after she completes her degree.