Friday, December 15, 2017

Increase in clinical areas sees record number of graduates

David Lee June 3, 2015
RECORD GRADUATE NUMBERS… From left (back) – Grace Kennedy, Paegan Mestrom, Kayla Somerfield, Steph Hollis, Robyn Nye, Natalia Fantig, Nancy Johnstone, Nikita Dickinson, Riley Jones, Michelle Hitch and Louise Grant. (Middle) – Ellie Bird (Midwife), Mayi Godfrey, Kasey Little, Ria Hodge, Georgia Evans, Karlee Millsteed, Sarah Mould, Sharna Stewart and Rebecca Peterson. (Front) – Jayleigh Tillack, Steph Osicka, Leanna Couston, Tessa Taylor, John Ahinche, Christina Ponting, Fiona McAlpine (Midwife), Emily Perks and Brittany Tilley. Photo: Alicia Niglia

RECORD GRADUATE NUMBERS… From left (back) – Grace Kennedy, Paegan Mestrom, Kayla Somerfield, Steph Hollis, Robyn Nye, Natalia Fantig, Nancy Johnstone, Nikita Dickinson, Riley Jones, Michelle Hitch and Louise Grant. (Middle) – Ellie Bird (Midwife), Mayi Godfrey, Kasey Little, Ria Hodge, Georgia Evans, Karlee Millsteed, Sarah Mould, Sharna Stewart and Rebecca Peterson. (Front) – Jayleigh Tillack, Steph Osicka, Leanna Couston, Tessa Taylor, John Ahinche, Christina Ponting, Fiona McAlpine (Midwife), Emily Perks and Brittany Tilley. Photo: Alicia Niglia

OVER the last nine years GV Health graduate nurse numbers have increased by 100 percent, and that trend has continued through to this year, with a record number of graduates taking up the opportunities with GV Health.
The growth to 31 graduates nurses and midwives, which is seven more graduates than last year, is due to GV Health extending their graduate rotations for clinical experience to Rushworth, Tatura and through their special care nursery.
GV Health Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, Kate Moroney said, “Because we have been able to include more clinical areas, we have been able to increase our intake of graduates.
“We are able to offer more Victorian nurses leaving university an opportunity to consolidate their skills and transition into a competent registered nurse.”