Ten newly qualified nurses have begun their graduate year at St John of God Hospital which will expose them to patients undergoing a range of types of treatment.
The nurses will complete two six month rotations through clinical areas such as day surgery, the medical unit and rehabilitation.
Director of Nursing and Clinical Services Jayne Boyle said St John of God provides students with a broad exposure to nursing across clinical areas.
St John of God also supports the nurses to complete a certificate in clinical nursing to consolidate their learning.
Most of the nurses completing the graduate year studied at LaTrobe University in Bendigo.
Ms Boyle said that despite being a smaller hospital, St John of God still offered graduate nurses exposure to complex and quite sick patients.
“We pride ourselves on being a very caring organisation, and so it’s slightly more intimate,” Ms Boyle said.
“You might get less competition perhaps to actually see clinical scenarios.”
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