Applications for the Regis Aged Care Graduate Nurse program 2014 will close this Saturday (31 August 2013).
The highly sought after program will assist individuals completing their Bachelor of Nursing to make a smooth transition into the work environment and to gain valuable experience in the specialised and growing area of aged care.
Regis national manager of learning and development, Lee Jeffery, said the Regis Graduate Nurse program was designed to facilitate the newly graduated nurse in becoming a confident, safe and competent practitioner.
The program allows nurses to integrate and consolidate theoretical and practical skills to provide best practice nursing care to residents living in the Regis community.
“Each graduate nurse will be placed in a supportive environment with their own preceptor to guide them through the program,” Ms Jeffery said.
“Regis Aged Care is committed to growing the number of younger nurses in aged care and as such has tailored this graduate nurse program with the next generation of student in mind,” she added.
The year long program sees participants working in all facets of the aged care environment including low and high care settings, dementia specific and palliative care units, and also offers paid supernumerary time and study days.
“Regis is committed to supporting and developing the confidence, knowledge and skills of new graduate nurses so they can contribute to providing person centred care for our residents.
“Our graduate nurse program has a built in bonus structure and at the completion of the graduate year those displaying exceptional competency and motivation will be eligible to take part in the prestigious Regis Leadership Program,” Ms Jeffery added.
Now in its third year Regis hopes to continue to grow this program as it strives to ensure the aged care environment is supported by professional, skilled and committed nursing staff.
Program places are being offered in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
More information on the program can be found at www.regis.com.au