Nursing and Midwifery graduates start careers with Far West
29 newly registered nurses and midwives have joined the local health district (LHD) this February. They have begun their nursing careers under the GradStart Program.
This year’s cohort includes 2 local nurses. The LHD also welcomed nurses and midwives from NSW and interstate.
Their first week consisted of orientation featuring practical and classroom activities. They also met staff, mentors and supervisors who will support their transition from undergraduate university students to Registered Nurses or Midwives.
Members of the Executive Leadership Team also dropped in to their sessions to welcome them.
During their time here, the graduates will gain first-hand experience working in our remote facilities. They will also engage with and live within our local communities. This is an invaluable experience, and helps encourage nurses and midwives to consider a career in our region.
The program places nurses in Broken Hill, Wentworth, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Wilcannia, Tibooburra and Balranald.
We wish them all the very best.