27 March 2019
On Monday, Austin Health hosted its first ‘End of Graduate Year Celebration' to recognise our graduate nurses who successfully completed the graduate nurse program last year at the Manningham Centre.
The graduates recieved thier certificates alongside family and friends. The cohort nominated fellow nurses for the ‘Graduate Nurse - Peer Recognition' award, and clinical educators, NUM's and ward staff put forward nominations for ‘Graduate of the Year' award.
Both awards recognised the excellence demonstrated during the first year of clinical practice.
Kaitlyn Meszaros won the Graduate Nurse Peer Recognition award for her rotations of 9 East and 8 North.
"Kaitlyn was described by her peers as an inspiring graduate nurse who was forever asking questions to all members of the multidisciplinary team and constantly gaining knowledge, which has shaped her into an amazing nurse," says Graduate Nurse Coordinator, Jane Warneke.
Jacquelyn Flynn won the Graduate of the Year award for her work on 7 South and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Jacquelyn was recognised for not only continually building on her knowledge and skills during her rotation on the Acquired Brain Injury Unit, but wanting to share this knowledge with others.
Jacquelyn realised that her new skills and knowledge were transferable and is developing a toolkit for her colleagues in The Olivia Newton John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre.
Jacquelyn is described as a team player who is always genuine in her care and relationships with her team members, always looking for opportunities to say thank you and acknowledge the contribution of others.
We congratulate all of our graduate nurses for their wonderful contribution to Austin Health!