Our combined graduate nurse and midwife program will provide the newly registered nurse/midwife with dynamic learning opportunities to consolidate their undergraduate general nursing and midwifery knowledge. The program aims to facilitate the transition of the new graduate nurse/midwife from novice practitioner to that of a competent member of the Western Health care team.
The program offers a comprehensive orientation to both general nursing and midwifery health services. The graduate will be supported by the experienced preceptors in the ward area as well as graduate nurse/midwife specific educators. The graduate will consolidate their skills and knowledge with a four month rotation in the general nursing area as well as eight months within the diverse midwifery service offered by Western Health.
During clinical rotations the combined nursing and midwifery graduate will undertake study days from both the general nursing and midwifery health services.
Duration of the Program
Consists of 8 month rotations in Maternity Services (Antenatal Clinic, Postnatal, Birthing, Maternity Assessment Centre)
4 month rotation in Nursing with rotations options in surgical, medical, perioperative and paediatrics.
Midwifery Group Practice will be offered as a 6 month extension to the Graduate Program.
Annual per year as per Nurses Award, 4 weeks will be pre allocated in 12 month graduate program
Minimum FTE 0.8
Criteria for Completion
A certificate will be presented on successful completion of the Graduate Midwife Program
These study days aim to prepare graduates for commencement in the organisation, ensure competencies are met and practice development addressed and enhance knowledge and bridge the theory to practice gap.
Dates and bookings TBA
Australian College of Midwives Information Session:
"Life as a New Graduate"
Tuesday 15 April 2020
See ACMI website for bookings and details
Click here to apply:http://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
12 October 2020