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To: Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

Say no to teaching nursing online!

Sign the petition to reverse the decision to teaching nursing largely online in 2021

Why is this important?

Recent changes by the School of Nursing to teach students largely online is at odds with our expectation to study in a way that is accessible, effective and engaging.

Whilst other degrees at Curtin are returning to face-to-face labs and tutorials, nursing students are being forced to learn largely online.

Nursing requires both physical and social skills, neither of which can be taught effectively through a screen. The decision to teach largely online in 2021 was not communicated, and no students were consulted. We are only finding out about this after enrolment.

Clinical nurse managers have reported that they are concerned about the capability and confidence of Curtin students studying in a largely online environment. Students unhappy with the quality of online education are switching to other universities, and telling their peers not to study nursing at Curtin.

Online-only study takes away opportunities to network, both with other students and with teachers. It worsens the overall university experience and results in decreased engagement and motivation. On top of this, students are being made to pay full price for less contact hours. We are not receiving value for money for our course fees.

If you want to see a change to this decision, made on behalf of students without any consultation, please sign and promote this petition. This petition will be sent to the Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.


Reasons for signing

  • This would not deliver competent nursing
  • I don’t like online teaching :(


2021-01-27 17:07:18 +1100

100 signatures reached

2021-01-27 15:37:09 +1100

50 signatures reached

2021-01-27 14:57:55 +1100

25 signatures reached

2021-01-27 14:19:15 +1100

10 signatures reached