Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) will this week see an additional 55 newly graduated Registered Nurses commence their careers across 17 sites, including Narrandera, Coolamon and Leeton.
In 2023 the District will welcome a total of 134 graduates, who will begin the graduate program throughout the year with intakes in February, May, and August.
District Director of Nursing and Midwifery Ms Christine Stephens said the newly commencing graduate nurses bring enthusiasm and excitement to the next stage of their careers as Registered Nurses and will be a welcome addition to MLHD’s dedicated workforce.
“I want to extend a warm welcome to the local and metropolitan graduates commencing work with Murrumbidgee Local Health District. We are pleased to provide employment opportunities to so many nursing graduates,” Ms Stephens said.
“Graduates relocating to MLHD bring their families and friends to our wonderful regional communities enabling us to showcase what the District has to offer.
“Previous graduates have applauded the learning opportunities that regional facilities across the District have provided, and the reward of working as a part of local communities.” Ms Stephens said the new nurses are supported with a comprehensive education and mentoring program to assist the safe transition from university into the workplace.
“Each nurse is linked with local nursing and midwifery staff, educators and managers to ensure graduates have access to the support needed during their entry into the nursing workforce,” she said.
MLHD provides a structured graduate program which offers additional education opportunities and diverse clinical exposure due to the variety of service delivery options that rural and regional sites provide that will enable the consolidation of skills and knowledge developed at university.
Graduates are aligned to facility and cluster groups and can link together via an array of virtual technologies to share information, learnings and experiences.
“2023 will bring exciting opportunities for our newly Graduate Registered Nurses, we hope that today marks a long and successful nursing career within MLHD”.
Graduate nurses will begin employment with MLHD in February 2023 at these local hospitals: Boorowa, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Griffith, Gundagai, Junee, Harden, Henty, Holbrook, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, and Young.
This article appeared in the Narrandera Argus, 16 February 2023.