The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Graduate Nursing Program (GNP) is designed for newly graduate registered nurses to develop specific knowledge and skills required to work in this children's speciality hospital. This is a structured program with integrated study days and debriefing sessions to assist the graduate nurse to practice in a safe and supportive environment as a confident and accountable professional.
The Program is designed to promote:
The program offers the graduate nurse a structured 12 month program that provides support and education through preceptorship, clinical skills development, debrief sessions and ongoing theoretical study in a dedicated clinical area. Each graduate nurse is allocated at least one preceptor and will have access to Clinical Nurse Facilitators, Clinical Nurse Educators and Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurses to support the transition process from advanced beginner to a competent nurse. The graduate nurse will have supernumerary time with their preceptor/s for up to six weeks of the program (this varies depending on unit speciality requirements) to enable transition to the new practice setting.
The content of the program comprises of both clinical and theoretical components. The clinical component will comprise of full time rostered shifts in an allocated clinical area to develop the skills and attributes of nursing, while the theoretical component of the program is presented through study days focused on developing the knowledge for assessment and management of paediatric patients. It is a yearlong series of learning and work experience. Graduate nurses will be employed on a permanent basis as a Registered Nurse, making you part of the organisation right from day one. Graduate Nurses will gain competence and confidence by working closely with our experienced teams and will be fully supported throughout the course of the year in the GNP program.
Group A commencement
Monday 20 January 2014
Group B commencement
Monday 17 February 2014
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