Global Possibilities For Graduating Nursing Student
In a very short amount of time, many Griffith University students will be graduating and stepping out into the world. Before they leave, we wanted to catch up with students from a variety of degrees to find out about their experiences at Griffith and what they think the future holds.
With exams drawing to a close, we caught up with Irish Khay Florido, soon to be graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing. We asked Irish all about her experience in Australia and what the highlights of her Griffith journey have been.
What inspired you to study at Griffith?
“I discovered Griffith through the amazing reviews I had heard from friends. I believe that that the academic and social environment of a university highly impacts one’s scholastic experience. At Griffith, I have been amazed by how accommodating, approachable, considerate, and supportive all of the staff are. They really listen to and help students, not only in studies but also with other matters that impact their performance at university.”
Tell us a little bit about your story
“Being an international student at Griffith is a tremendous privilege and honour. This institution helped me a lot in improving my knowledge and skills, as well as my overall character as an individual. I have really improved my communication and social skills which helped me to establish great relationships with my classmates, lecturers, tutors and other university students.
“I have never experienced frustration in the duration of my study because of the support I have received from the university, even during the tough semesters. Overall, my experience at Griffith has been an amazing opportunity.”
What has been your favourite part of the experience?
“My favourite part of the whole experience at Griffith was being a student mentor. I have shared my expertise with students in lower years and was able to assist them with their studies while giving them the same support and motivation I received. This experience also helped me to express myself fully and has greatly increased my confidence.”
How are you feeling about graduation?
“I am ecstatic about the upcoming graduation since I will finally be celebrating all the hard work I have put into studying for the past two years. At the same time, I also feel sad at leaving this wonderful university. I will definitely miss Griffith and everyone who became such a huge part of my journey.”
What does the future look like?
“I am very confident that a bright future awaits me. Being an alumnus in an institution with an incredible reputation and high standard of education will definitely open opportunities for me to practice my profession in the future. I could proudly say that all the knowledge, skills and attributes I gained from Griffith will help me to be a globally competitive registered nurse in the future.
“I would also like to congratulate my class and the faculty staff of our department with whom I shared this wonderful experience.”
Stay tuned to The Griffith Collective for more graduation stories. If you are graduating and are interested in being featured, send us a message for more information.
Thanks for reading! – Hayley
Hayley Payne, Social media reporter & PR and Communication student