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Navigating my first month as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Rosebud

The following blog is written by graduate nurse Bianca Roadknight, Hi everyone! My name is Bianca and I am one of Peninsula Health’s Graduate Registered Nurses for 2019. I can’t say that I have always dreamed of being a nurse, however I have always had a knack for caring for people. I volunteered helping Nippers […]

From Mansfield to Frankston – meet graduate nurse Mel

The below blog is written by Melanie Challen, a 2019 Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hey team, My name is Mel and I’ve spent the past 4 weeks settling into my new position as a Graduate Registered Nurse at Peninsula Health. To begin with, a little bit about my background. I hail from Mansfield- a […]

Becoming a Mum led Anais to Midwifery

My name is Anais and I am a Graduate Midwife at Peninsula Health (that still feels extremely strange and satisfying to say!). I started my Bachelor of Midwifery at ACU in 2014 whilst pregnant with my daughter. After the birth of my son in 2012, I realised that my passion was working with women throughout […]

Nursing on a surgical ward

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health graduate nurse Tom Paterson.  How quick the year has gone by. I’m sure there are many other grads that can support me in the perception of how fast the year has gone as we draw to the conclusion of our second rotation. I’m currently completing the last […]

Truly something special – what it’s like to work as an oncology and ICU nurse

Hello again! I can’t believe it was that time again to write to you all, the graduate coordinators once said that your graduate year will fly and that couldn’t be truer! Since my first blog, I’ve learnt and experienced so much, I couldn’t even summarise them all in this blog! I completed my first rotation […]

Getting the hang of this thing people call nursing

The following blog is written by graduate nurse Karly Theodore. Hi everyone… Here I am five months into my grad year and time has flown. For the past four months I have been on 5FN (the respiratory and renal ward) at Frankston Hospital. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that I […]

Caring for patients at the end of life

Hi Everyone, Bronte here again! Well what a journey it has been over the past four months. The highs and lows have been absolutely overwhelming and I have never laughed, cried, run, eaten and hugged people so much in my life. Over the past four months I had been on Port Phillip Ward (orthopaedics and […]

Dispelling the male nursing myth

The following blog is written by Tom Paterson, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health.  If someone had of asked me four years ago if I envisioned myself becoming a nurse I probably would have responded no. Not because I’m not interested in healthcare rather because of the stereotypes attached to male nurses at this current […]

A behind the scenes look at Intensive Care nursing

My name is Isabella Alves-Ferreira, I am one of the new 2018 graduate nurses here at Peninsula Health. I never had a clear direction as to what I wanted to study straight out of high school. I felt an enormous amount of pressure at 17 years old to know what I wanted to be in […]

‘Hi, I’m Megan and I’m going to be your nurse today’

How bizarre that felt, to introduce myself as a ‘nurse’ – no longer the ‘student nurse working with so-and-so’; an actual nurse. Donning my scrubs and ID badge, and saying those words to my first patient, I felt an utter fraud! The transition from a student to a registered nurse is peculiar; spending three years […]