NURSING students should be exempt from going on campus during stage 4 lockdown

NURSING students should be exempt from going on campus during stage 4 lockdown

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On a day where we had the single biggest increase in covid cases the blatant disregard and impact on students and staff is unacceptable.

While we all wish to graduate this year and get our nursing registrations so that we can work next year, we feel unsafe and unappreciated. 

1. We were told to attend campus for 4 hours even though 2 of those hours could have been delivered at home as only verbal responses were required.

2. When waiting to go into the lecture that could have been at home there wasn’t much room to stay 1.5 metres away from other students

3. The lecture went for 2 hours with no break which goes against the legal 90 minute limit for classes.

4. We have been threatened by our teachers should we choose to not attend that our graduation may be delayed.

5. In the labs where we do our hands on activities, it is impossible to social distance, 20 people, 2 to each bed and having to collect equipment while a teacher is there too assisting 

The nursing cohort feel our health and safety has been breached and many of us have raised our concerns with attending only to get little to sympathy from the teachers and we are scared as it goes against everything our premier Daniel Andrews states in his most recent announcements.

We are feeling pressured to attend, disregarded and hopeless.

We want our safety to be the number 1 priority

Not to mention by attending should we somehow catch covid we are putting our family members at risk, and even though we are told to apply for special consideration if we choose to not attend, the classes will still be made up later in the year anyway.

Please if you agree that we should be exempt from attending campus while in stage 4 lockdown, especially on account that Daniel Andrews said “no students to attend university” sign this petition. 

thank you.

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