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Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Casey Johnson

Registered nurse Casey Johnson believes nursing is a career which offers endless opportunities to personally and professionally grow.  Name: Casey Johnson Job Title: Registered Nurse Postgraduate stream: Intensive Care Stream Institution studied with: Monash University Q: What motivated you to enrol in postgraduate studies? A: Since commencing my career in nursing I have strived to […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Abby Filliponi

Registered nurse Abby Filliponi has worked at Peninsula Health for eight years, progressing her career with Perioperative and Emergency postgraduate studies.  Name: Abby Filliponi Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist Postgraduate stream:  Perioperative (2019), Emergency (2016) Institution studied with: La Trobe University, Monash University Q: What motivated you to enrol in postgraduate studies? A: I knew […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Andrew Hindmarsh

Graduate nurse Andrew Hindmarsh puts the welcoming environment at Peninsula Health down to the “friendly, approachable, and supportive” staff. Name: Andrew Hindmarsh Job Title: Registered Nurse Stream: Graduate Nurse Program General Stream Q: Why did you decide to complete your graduate year at Peninsula Health? A: During my studies I was fortunate enough to have […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Whitney Elliott

Whitney Elliott says she landed her “dream job” as a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. Name: Whitney Elliott Job Title: Graduate Registered Nurse Stream: General Nursing Stream Q: Why did you decide to complete your graduate year at Peninsula Health? A: I have wanted to work for Peninsula Health since I was 10 years old. […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Sena Ahadzi

Graduate nurse Sena Ahadzi can recall many highlights during her first year with Peninsula Health.  Name: Sena Ahadzi Job Title: Graduate Nurse and Midwife Stream: Dual Degree Graduate Year Q: Why did you decide to complete your graduate year at Peninsula Health? A: I decided to complete my grad year with Peninsula Health because even […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy is a Mental Health Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health Name: Erin Duffy Job Title: Registered Nurse Stream: Mental Health Q: Why did you decide to complete your graduate year at Peninsula Health? A: After I completed my studies in Queensland and decided to move to Melbourne for my graduate year, I chose Peninsula […]

A passion for compassion drives mental health case manager Cameron to greater heights

This blog is written by Cameron Marshman, a Mental Health Case Manager at Peninsula Health. Hello all, Most nurses upon finishing their undergraduate degrees complete a graduate year program with various rotations in order to consolidate and expand their skills and knowledge. Those who enter into mental health often complete a further year as a […]

An insight into being a graduate mental health nurse on the Adult Acute Inpatient Unit

This blog is written by Erin Duffy, a Mental Health Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hi everyone, I write this having just spent the first year of my adult nursing career as a Graduate Registered Nurse, based in the specialty area of Mental Health at Peninsula Health’s Adult Acute Inpatient Unit. The Mental Health Graduate […]

Advice for new Graduate Nurses, from a Graduate Nurse

This blog is written by Melanie Challen, a 2019 Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Well, my last contribution to the Graduate Nurse Blog was during my first rotation on 5GN – everyone had told me that the Graduate Year will fly by but I was finding that a bit tricky to believe. Juggling the challenges […]

Transitioning from the Emergency Department to a fast-paced Surgical ward.

The below blog is written by Bianca Roadknight, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. Wow, it has been 6 months since I wrote my first blog! I had spoken to previous graduate nurses before I started who had all said this year would fly but I suppose I didn’t understand just how fast it would!! […]