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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 […]

From Criminology to Nursing

Hi everyone. I’m Karly and I am one of the new graduate nurses at Peninsula Health for 2018. Honestly, I still cannot believe I am finally here. I am very excited to have the opportunity to share my exciting yet challenging journey I have ahead of myself this year with you all. I originally started […]

“When I grow up, I want to be a nurse” – Casey’s journey to her dream job

Hi everyone! My name is Casey, I’m 21 years old from the Mornington Peninsula and I just started my dream career as a Registered Nurse with Peninsula Health! I’m so thankful to be a part of such an amazing bunch of graduate nurses this year! I’ve started my first rotation on 5FS, an oncology, haematology […]

Milly’s first five weeks as a graduate nurse

Hey, I’m Milly, I was lucky enough to snag a spot with Peninsula Health for my grad year and for my first rotation – EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT! Leading up to my first day I had a mix of emotions. I on one hand was refreshed, excited and had a sense of pride when after finishing Uni. […]

Bronte’s adventure to becoming a nurse

Hello Everyone! My name is Bronte and I am a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. It is an honor to be selected to join the graduate nursing team this year and I am so excited to bring you all along my adventures as a graduate registered nurse! Let me start by telling you all a […]

My words of wisdom for future nursing graduates

Well if there’s one thing I’ve learnt this past year it’s that time goes by so quickly when you are having fun!  I honestly cannot believe that this is the last blog for my graduate year and next week I will be a “Registered Nurse”!  I started out doing this blog as I love writing; […]