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Graduate Nursing Program Profile: Jess Brown

Nursing graduate Jess Brown was a little apprehensive starting a new position as a Graduate Nurse at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, but it didn’t take her long to find her groove.

“The first week was a little daunting but everyone is so friendly. I was shadowing another nurse while I settled in and we get great support from other nurses and also from the nurse educators.”

“It’s a different experience being in a specialised hospital like the Eye and Ear, I’ve seen a wide range of eye and ear cases, including some pretty interesting ones. You also get the chance to use and practice all your general assessment skills.”

Jess completed her nursing degree at Federation University Australia, and has her heart set on working in theatre. Like all nurses in the Graduate Program, she will do a number of rotations as part of the program, and has just finished her first rotation in Ward 8.

“The Eye and Ear is pretty much the only theatre program available for nursing grads, and that’s where I want to end up. Next week I’ll be in the Emergency Department, which I’m really excited about.”

The Eye and Ear Graduate Nurse Program facilitates the development of graduate nurses to become clinically competent in nursing. This includes developing professional relationships and delivering safe patient care in a supportive, professional working environment.

The program runs full time for 52 weeks, including six weeks annual leave. Applications for the 2018 intake open on 29 May and close on 21 July.

Find out further information about the program and on how to apply.