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Becoming a mental health nurse

This blog is written by Cameron Marshman, a Mental Health Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hello all, Finishing your undergraduate degree the first thing you really want to achieve is to just get a job. However, once you breathe that sigh of relief the real challenges, opportunities and growth begins. The Mental Health Graduate Nurse […]

Helpful Tips To Succeed In Your Graduate Year

This blog is written by Kartik Jagatheson, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. At university, it feels like exams, assignments and placements never end. Students of nursing are eager and excited to break free from all the assignments and jump into the real world of paid work, with their Graduate Year. Before you jump in […]

Navigating my first month as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Rosebud

The following blog is written by graduate nurse Bianca Roadknight, Hi everyone! My name is Bianca and I am one of Peninsula Health’s Graduate Registered Nurses for 2019. I can’t say that I have always dreamed of being a nurse, however I have always had a knack for caring for people. I volunteered helping Nippers […]

From Mansfield to Frankston – meet graduate nurse Mel

The below blog is written by Melanie Challen, a 2019 Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hey team, My name is Mel and I’ve spent the past 4 weeks settling into my new position as a Graduate Registered Nurse at Peninsula Health. To begin with, a little bit about my background. I hail from Mansfield- a […]

Becoming a Mum led Anais to Midwifery

My name is Anais and I am a Graduate Midwife at Peninsula Health (that still feels extremely strange and satisfying to say!). I started my Bachelor of Midwifery at ACU in 2014 whilst pregnant with my daughter. After the birth of my son in 2012, I realised that my passion was working with women throughout […]

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 […]