Graduates grow as professionals


Graduate Registered Nurse Program co-ordinator Julie Clark with the nurses at their graduation ceremony.
Graduate Registered Nurse Program co-ordinator Julie Clark with the nurses at their graduation ceremony.

A special ceremony was held to recognise the group’s achievements.

The nurses graduated from the hospital’s 12-month Graduate Registered Nurse Program.

As part of the ceremony, the graduates were presented with their quality improvement projects that were developed and implemented to enhance and improve patient safety and care.

The program is designed to support the graduates during their first year as a registered nurse. It provides an opportunity for graduate registered nurses to consolidate their clinical skills in a varied environment.

Director of Clinical Services Di Barr said graduate programs were crucial in helping new nurses grow, build confidence and develop their skills.

“The program allows nurses to develop in a supportive environment and encourages the graduates to be proactive and self-directed in their learning,” she said.

This year the hospital will be expanding its graduate program to include both registered and enrolled nurse programs.