This coming week, 44 new graduate nurses will begin their careers at the Launceston General Hospital.
Every year the Tasmanian Health Service recruits newly graduated nurses to work within our hospitals and health services as part of the Transition to Practice program.
“We have delivered an 80% increase in the number of positions available in this program – a huge uplift and investment in the future of our health service.” Said Minister for Health, Sarah Courtney.
“Importantly, this year there is an increased number of graduate nurses working within operating theatres, which will be a huge boost for Tasmania’s training in this crucial area and help to secure our future workforce.”
These graduate nursing positions are provided with additional support, tailored to suit the transition into their new role and help them develop their professional skills.
“This program is incredibly important within our health system because it is providing opportunities for new graduates, who are the next generation of our health workforce.” Said Sarah Courtney.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government state they have provided additional graduate nursing positions every year since 2014 with extra rounds of the program expected to launch later in the year.