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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; […]

As their graduate year comes to an end, what’s next for junior nurses like Briesha?

Briesha and Dr Harry Hughes at work on the Surgical Short Stay Unit. Hello all!  I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from family and friends about what is next for me once my rotation on the surgical unit comes to an end, so I thought I’d explain the process!  The graduate program is […]

My first mistake as a nurse

In life we often make mistakes, whether these are in our personal lives, business or relationships, this is what people often say “makes us human”. In the healthcare industry, co-workers and most often patients seem to forget that we are simply human beings attempting to do the best job we can each and every day. […]

Caring for patients before and after surgery

Hello from my new home on SSSU, or for those who aren’t familiar – the Surgical Short Stay Unit on level four at Frankston Hospital! This is my third and final rotation of my graduate year and by now I have well and truly settled into the day to day life of a nurse. However, […]

The toughest weeks of my graduate year so far

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile, for some reason, I find it most difficult to write to you about my last few weeks on the ward before I am about to rotate. As I’ve said previously I am not very good with change or goodbyes for that matter, but adjusting to life on 5FN came with […]

As nurses, we need to look after ourselves so we can provide the best care to our patients

Briesha with one of her patients. Hello all! Something that’s been playing on my mind a lot lately is the judgement of others – not something that normally ever bothers me. We recently had a study day and during some of the study days the Chief Nurse comes and speaks to us. During this study […]

My first code blue medical emergency

For myself and many other nurses planning out our day into a shift planner is basically our bible for the day! Sometimes it works out beautifully and everything is done on time, with nothing forgotten or delayed and other days…well, it just goes down the toilet. This is okay though, because as they say nursing […]

From Emergency Nursing to Nursing on the Wards

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me – unfortunately full time work has been getting the best of me. Since my last blog I have finished my rotation in the Emergency Department and moved to a new ward. It would be a lie to say I don’t miss ED because I am a creature […]

Life lessons I’ve learnt as a graduate nurse

I would like to tell you all about one of the most challenging situations I’ve experienced in my career so far, as well as some important life lessons and realisations. It is true what they say that it’s easier to dwell on the bad things and forget the good, or even worse, the question that […]