The RMH recently welcomed over 120 new graduate nurses, two of out three intakes in our 2019 Graduate Nurse Program.
Another 35 grads grads will join our nursing workforce in April, taking our total number of graduate nurses in 2019 to 164 - the largest ever intake at the RMH.
Denise Heinjus, Executive Director of Nursing Services welcomed our nurses of the future.
“A warm welcome to our nursing graduates. We are delighted to have you join the team at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and we take great pride in working alongside you as you develop in both skills and confidence,” she said.
These fresh new faces will complete two rotations in 2019 across a range of specialties and will undertake a tailored graduate orientation program which includes workshops, supernumerary time, study days and a preceptorship.
Catherine Carbery, Director Simulation Education and Nursing Education said that providing our new nurses with world-class training was key to helping them develop and grow their careers.
“Our graduate nurses will all be trained in a variety of clinical areas. We are excited to once again provide the internationally accredited and recognised ACTION™ course, which teaches clinicians how to recognise and treat patient deterioration.”
“We are fortunate at RMH to have been granted a Centre of Excellence for ACTION™. We are the only Victorian hospital to facilitate this course so this is a fabulous opportunity for our graduate nurses,” Catherine said
As our next generation of nurses start their new careers at the RMH, they’ll work closely with their preceptors and the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality patient centred care, and their first few weeks will include patient assessment, completing medication and IV therapy competencies, and getting to know all the ins and outs of the hospital.
To hear more from some of our new graduates and why they are excited to join the RMH family, watch the video below.
Pictured above is our January intake of graduate nurses.