Here's a range of questions people ask about the Graduate Nurse Program...
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We have a 0.8 EFT Graduate Nurse Program. Full time positions are limited to the perioperative area only. Please contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator to find out more.
Yes, we provide a Graduate Nurse Program specific orientation program.
This GNP specific orientation program provides an opportunity for graduates to meet with other graduates and share experiences.
Yes, 3 days are provided following the GNP orientation program.
Following this orientation graduates usually feel much more confident and ready to start their graduate year. For those who need a little extra time, additional supernumerary days can be arranged.
We offer two clinical rotations. Each rotation is six months in duration. The aim is consolidation.
A wide variety of clinical placements are available both in the acute and sub-acute setting.
All study days are paid. The Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, in conjunction with the Nursing Education team, develop study days relevant to the clinical environment you are working in.
Absolutely, many graduate nurses have attended the RMH Professional Development Program provided by Nursing Education.
There are always in-services provided each day in the clinical areas. The opportunities are endless.
Yes, you will work with your preceptor for a period of 4-6 weeks where you will work similar shifts. All preceptors are trained and are of tremendous support to you during your graduate year.
We have ward specific Clinical Nurse Educators, as well as Clinical Support Nurses who are there to support graduate nurses.
The Nurse Unit Managers, Associate Nurse Unit Managers and Clinical Nurse Specialists are also available to support you in the clinical area.
Yes, you will be required to supply two acute clinical referees and one employment referee.
It is useful to have references with your application.
If you are invited to have an interview, you should ensure you have up to date referee details with you.
Feedback will only be provided upon appointment following Computer Match results. This feedback would be given in late October.
Contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator via email or telephone as soon as possible.