Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is opening its doors to Registered Nurses in their final year of study at an information day on Thursday 23 May.

The annual Nurse Graduate Information Day provides an insight into the inner workings of CGH, giving prospective nursing graduates the opportunity to interact with current graduates and staff.

“Our graduate programs offer a dynamic and well-structured graduate year,” explained CGH Chief Executive Officer, Dr Frank Evans.

“Our aim is to facilitate and support graduates, in their transition from student to Registered Nurse or Nurse and Midwife by providing a structured clinical support program within a theoretical framework.”

CGH Graduate Nurse Coordinator – Clinical Educator Learning Services, Amy Norden, said, at CGH, graduates would have the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge and skills in a friendly and well-supported environment.

“Our graduate programs have many exciting features,” she explained, “including challenging and rewarding rotations, clinical supervision, clinical nurse educators, individualised attention, generous number of study days and ongoing education such as transition programs and postgraduate education.”

Director Workforce Planning and Development, Suzanne Askew, said the Nursing Graduate Program capitalised on the support and opportunities for CGH staff to progress their career pathways.

“It will give participants the opportunity to see how our nursing staff are supported throughout their careers to develop their knowledge and skills, leading them along pathways for career progression into either generalist nursing and advanced nursing practice,” she explained.

The CGH Nursing Graduate Information Day from 1pm – 3pm will consist of afternoon tea, displays showcasing the wards available for rotation (Medical, Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Operating Suites, District Nursing, Paediatrics, Midwifery, Aged Care, Maffra, Heyfield, Palliative Care) and a short presentation discussing the two separate streams being offered (General stream graduate nursing program and Double degree Nursing/Midwifery stream). 

The session will conclude with guided hospital tours led by current graduates.

Interested participants must register by following this link www.trybooking.com/BBHZY. For more information about the program, please contact Amy Norden on 5143 8516 or email amy.norden@cghs.com.au.



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