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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; […]

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. […]