Jan 30
10 new graduate nurses stay on at Orange health service

Orange Health Service is proud to retain 10 out of 12 nurses who have recently completed their transition to practice training year at Orange.

During the past 12 months the team of Transitional Registered Nurses (RNs) have been put through their paces, and gained hands on experiences in a wide range of clinical settings, including in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Operating Theatres and general wards.

“This is a wonderful team of young nurses, and we are very happy that the vast majority of them have chosen to stay on with us.” Nurse Educator Deborah McCarthy said.

The Transitional Registered Nurse Program allows the new nurses to put theory into practice, in a safe and supervised setting.

“The first day on the job as a new nurse can be quite daunting and this program is designed to help the new, often young nurses ease in to their new role feeling supported and confident.

“10 have now accepted permanent positions with Orange Health Service across a range of wards,” said Ms McCarthy.

New Graduate nurse Toni Bailey said she is excited to remain at Orange Health Service.

“The training was intense at times, but it was definitely a fantastic learning experience and the job is very rewarding. It’s such a nice new facility and working environment and I am really looking forward to now staying on and working in the Coronary Care/Stroke unit.” Ms Bailey said.

The new graduate nurses will be congratulated at an afternoon tea ceremony to be held at the Orange Health Service on Wednesday 1st February in the auditorium

“We are also looking forward to welcoming the next round of transition to practice nurses, who will start with us on the 6th February 2012.

“16 new nurses will commence their training, and we will give them a warm welcome and again hope that after their year here they too choose to stay on with us.” Ms McCarthy said.


Media Opportunities: Wednesday 1st February 2.30pm

                                 Afternoon Tea Graduation Ceremony

                                 Orange Health Service – Auditorium, First Floor


                                 Monday 6th February 10.00am

                                 New Transitional Nurses Orientation

                                 Orange Health Service


Please contact Rachel Buchanan on 0428 261 899 or Deb McCarthy on 63693846 for more information.