Fifteen new graduates, recruited as part of the Graduate Nurse & Midwifery Program 2018, enjoyed their first study day together on Wednesday 28 February.
They were – Back row: Sarah Wallace, Grace Lancet, Briony Strickland, Alisha Tainton, Mary Anton, Melinda Cordell, Nicole Egan, Emma Foster, Stephanie Knight. Front row: Tiana Faife, Zoe Day, Gabrielle Smith, Subodha Dodangoda, Abbie Websdale, Jasmine Vernier, Janelle Stewart (Graduate Coordinator).
In the morning, there was the opportunity for them to debrief and share their new and interesting experiences.
Additionally in the morning, CGH Librarian Helen Reid, helped them discover the wealth of research resources available in the CGH library for their Best Practices.
The graduates reflected on their group values which were developed as part of the Orientation Days on 12 and 13 February. The graduates’ values include respect, inclusiveness, listening to each other, speaking up, encouraging each other, respecting others opinions, being patient, introducing themselves, being supportive of one another and being punctual.
After lunch, they had a two-hour workshop on wound assessment, with CGH Wound Consultant and Stoma Therapist, Annie Payne. To enhance their capability in effective wound management, the graduates learnt how to assess and document different types of wounds, and to touch and feel of all the different products available.