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Becoming a ‘proper nurse’ and loving it

Hello there! My name is Emma Ward, one of Peninsula Health’s newest Graduate Nurses. Being able to finally call myself a Registered Nurse is a little surreal for me as my nursing dream began 15 years ago when I was just 8 years old! My passion for nursing has come in leaps and bounds since […]

The secret life of sub-acute nursing

What do we do in sub-acute nursing? How does it differ from acute? Hi all, hope you have been well. Please excuse my absence – life has been crazy. I’m currently working a few night duties on my ward and am gaining a different view of my patients ‘after hours.’ Sub-acute night duty is easily […]

Tailoring Nursing Skills for Paediatric Patients

I hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! While the reality as a nurse is working on these special days, I was able to spend some time with my family, knowing how truly lucky I am having survived this challenging and very fulfilling year as a graduate nurse. I […]

I might just be able to do this!!

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am currently in the process of completing my grad year in Midwifery at Peninsula Health. Like our previous midwifery blogger, Kylie (who is a very tough act to follow by the way), I was a mature aged student, who took the long way around to becoming a Midwife! […]

Nursing in Sub Acute

Hi there, I am Meagan. I am a Registered Nurse working in the Sub Acute stream of Peninsula Health. I first began my nursing career with Peninsula Health in 2012 when I was accepted into the Graduate Nurse Program. I had opted for Sub Acute for my rotations and found my passion for Stroke/Neuro rehab […]

Another one bites the dust

Another rotation down, one to go… Where has the time gone? I remember the nurse graduate educators on our first day of our graduate program telling us that this year would fly by. I did not believe it. Well, clearly I was wrong, because in a blink of an eye, there are only seven weekends […]

Diversity and Networking

Hi everyone! As nursing has been pretty much non-existent this month (I recently broke my finger and have been unable to work) I wanted to give you all a different insight into my life in this blog. I apologise in advance to you all as this blog takes a spin compared to my previous entries. […]

Life is Precious

Nursing for six months has definitely opened my eyes into how precious life is, and how quickly it can change, no matter your age. We have one life, treasure it, embrace it and give it all you’ve got. I guess there is no denying that nurse-patient relationships are a powerful and real thing. I was […]

I know better. I do better.

So whilst I have been completely M.I.A. from the blog writing, I can assure you all I have been keeping myself busy studying, studying, studying!! As I mentioned in my last blog all the way back in FEBRUARY, I have returned to Uni this year studying post-grad Intensive care. We have now reached the halfway […]

Transitioning from Student to Graduate Nurse

Hi there! I’ve recently been asked by many nursing students what it has been like transitioning from a nursing student to graduate nurse. Well let me tell you the story from the beginning, starting from the application process. It definitely felt like a draining and time-consuming process. Writing up my CV and many cover letters, […]