Study: What would help retention of early career nurses in regional and rural areas?

What would help improve the job satisfaction and retention of early career nurses working across regional and rural Australia? It’s a question often contemplated by Heidi Rose, a clinical nurse based at Mount Gambier, and University of South Australia academics Dr Gemma Skaczkowski and Associate Professor Kate Gunn. So, they asked them. The study aimed […]

SA nurse and midwifery graduates set to benefit from new support initiative

For the first time, South Australian graduate nurses and midwives will be able to work directly with a mentor as part of their Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP). The state government is hiring 62 experienced nurses and midwives to guide up to 10 graduates and offer clinical support under a new ‘Working with Wisdom’ […]

Transitioning to the Australian nursing workforce: Perceptions and experiences of international nursing students and international nursing graduates

Researchers from the University of South Australia want to hear from international nursing graduates (international students who have graduated from an Australian nursing degree) about their experiences of around transitioning from study to the Australian nursing workforce. This research follows the team’s previous research that explored international nursing students’ (not graduates) perceptions and experiences of […]

Tips to nail your Graduate Nurse Program application and interview

“We’re looking for people with strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm to learn,” says Sarah Britten, Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, of how she goes about selecting some of the next generation of nurses. “Your graduate year should be all about learning, so we want grads to be self-directed and passionate […]

How to shine with confidence at a job interview

Congratulations! You have been selected for a job interview but how do you come across with confidence and keep the nerves at bay? It’s no secret employers are more likely to appoint people who are confident in their interviews. So to smash that interview we have come up with 11 top tips to show your […]