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Hello from the other side!

Emma with student nurse Delwyn. Last time I wrote to you from Port Phillip as an Orthopaedic nurse in the new building of Frankston Hospital. But today I write to you from 5FS as a novice oncology/haematology/endocrinology/ACE nurse in the original hospital (hence my *hilarious* Adele reference). It has been busy adjusting to life here […]

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

What a rollercoaster of a year it has been! Juggling postnatal shifts on the Women’s Health Unit (WHU), self-organised placements, as well as completing Continuity of Care experiences with 10 women. After completing my graduate nursing year, I was accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery with Peninsula Health. I have always wanted to hold […]

Reflecting on last four months spent as an Orthopaedic nurse

Hey there! As I finish up my last few shifts on Port Phillip I thought I’d better write again before moving on to my next rotation. This time I promise to include something a little more clinical than my last posts. On reflection of these last four months spent as an Orthopaedic nurse, I have […]

Busyness and mindfulness

Hello Again! It’s been a busy few weeks on the ward since my last blog. But then again, when isn’t the ward busy? I know many of you probably want to hear about the clinical side of my grad year, but I know there will be plenty more of that in coming months. So I’ve […]

Becoming a ‘proper nurse’ and loving it

Hello there! My name is Emma Ward, one of Peninsula Health’s newest Graduate Nurses. Being able to finally call myself a Registered Nurse is a little surreal for me as my nursing dream began 15 years ago when I was just 8 years old! My passion for nursing has come in leaps and bounds since […]

The secret life of sub-acute nursing

What do we do in sub-acute nursing? How does it differ from acute? Hi all, hope you have been well. Please excuse my absence – life has been crazy. I’m currently working a few night duties on my ward and am gaining a different view of my patients ‘after hours.’ Sub-acute night duty is easily […]

Tailoring Nursing Skills for Paediatric Patients

I hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! While the reality as a nurse is working on these special days, I was able to spend some time with my family, knowing how truly lucky I am having survived this challenging and very fulfilling year as a graduate nurse. I […]

I might just be able to do this!!

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am currently in the process of completing my grad year in Midwifery at Peninsula Health. Like our previous midwifery blogger, Kylie (who is a very tough act to follow by the way), I was a mature aged student, who took the long way around to becoming a Midwife! […]

Nursing in Sub Acute

Hi there, I am Meagan. I am a Registered Nurse working in the Sub Acute stream of Peninsula Health. I first began my nursing career with Peninsula Health in 2012 when I was accepted into the Graduate Nurse Program. I had opted for Sub Acute for my rotations and found my passion for Stroke/Neuro rehab […]

Another one bites the dust

Another rotation down, one to go… Where has the time gone? I remember the nurse graduate educators on our first day of our graduate program telling us that this year would fly by. I did not believe it. Well, clearly I was wrong, because in a blink of an eye, there are only seven weekends […]