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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 […]

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. […]