MARLISE Brink is considered one of the best registered nurse graduates Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) has ever had.
It is for this reason she has been nominated as a Graduate of the Year finalist in the upcoming WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
JHC director of clinical services Ben Irish was not surprised Ms Brink had received the accolade.
“Marlise is undoubtedly one of the best registered nurse graduates we’ve had,” he said.
“Not only is she on point with her clinical skills, she has amazing communication skills and is able to put people at ease instantly.”
Working in the emergency department, the award nominee had a knack for quickly calming agitated patients, according to her boss Vicki Reid.
She said Ms Brink was recently accepted into the emergency department clinical enhancement program, which was a great achievement for someone so early in her career.
Hospital graduate coordinator Julie Jackson was another JHC staffer impressed with the young nurse.
Ms Jackson nominated her for the nursing award, saying she had “that something special about her”, including an impressive work ethic.
“Marlise put herself forward and volunteered to talk to Edith Cowan University final year nursing students about the reality of working as graduate in a hospital,” she said.
The awards night is May 6.