Feb 05
New Graduate Nurses To Be Welcomed At Orange

The 2015 Transition to Practice Program for newly graduated Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Midwives (RMs) commences on Monday, 9 February.

56 new graduate RNs/RMs will join Western NSW Local Health District’s workforce and will be working in our hospitals – 13 of these will be at Orange: 12 at Orange Hospital and 1 at the mental health facility on the Bloomfield campus.

The Transition to Practice Program provides ongoing education and support to new RNs/RMs to enable them to transition from a novice to advanced beginner nurse. This program provides opportunities and support for these RNs/RMs to consolidate their nursing skills and knowledge.

The goals of the Transition to Practice Program are to develop clinical competence, facilitate professional practice behaviors, enhance job satisfaction and inspire commitment to our Local Health District. The quality of the transition year directly influences retention in our hospitals and in nursing generally.

The investment of time and effort to support and educate these newly graduated RNs/RMs is significant; however the benefits for staff, hospitals and our communities are many. Our goal as an organisation is to help them develop professionally and continue working with us beyond their transition year.

Media are invited to come along to cover the official welcoming of the 2015 cohort of graduate nurses for Orange Hospital and Bloomfield. Member for Orange Andrew Gee will be in attendance.

Date: Monday, 9 February, 2015
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Orange Health Service Lecture Theatre, First Floor, Orange Hospital
Media Contact: Vanessa Delaney, Media Manager Ph 6369 3833 or 0417 511 738