State’s north to get share of new nurses

February 14, 2024 10:28 am in by

Hundreds of new nurses are entering the state’s health system under a state government plan to bolster health worker numbers.

More than 270 graduate nurses will be deployed across the state over the next two months as part of the government’s Transition to Practice program.

80 graduates will be deployed in the north, with 56 in the north west.

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Health Minister, Guy Barnett, said the graduate nurses had been employed across major hospitals, district hospitals, community and mental health services.

“This is a momentous time for these graduates as they progress their careers in nursing in our health system. I would like to welcome them all and wish them all the best for their careers,” he said.

“The Transition to Practice program provides a great level of additional support for graduate nurses, with support tailored to the requirements of the graduate’s new role.

“Making the change from student to registered health professional can be daunting so the transition support that our services provide is critical to a great start for our graduates”.