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JonathanPlummer

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Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:06 pm

Hi, I have been trying to figure out what I should do if I miss out on a grad program. Is it possible to register as an enrolled nurse and try and get a start that way? I am not sure I can work as a registered nurse without the support of a grad program. I will be applying far and wide, I will go rural and interstate. The advice I usually read is try rural but if you can offer some specific advice I would be grateful. I will also work as an assistant in nursing but I am worried that I will forget all I have learnt about administering medications. In turth I am worried that all the things I have learnt will be lost if I can't get a nursing job in the first year.

Thanks

snapey

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Jun 10, 2015, 09:37 pm

Unless you have completed the EN course then no, you cannot register as an EN. EN's are responsible for their work in the same way an RN is so the risk of doing something wrong and being penalized is just as real as an EN.

If you don't get offered a graduate program have a look at the leftovers list which comes out the day after offers. Apply for anything and everything on there and you should get something.

JonathanPlummer

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Jun 11, 2015, 07:15 am

Thanks for the tips snapey.

If I can't find anything can you think of any reason why I couldn't do the enrolled nurse qualification (assuming I paid full fees) and look for work as an enrolled nurse. My thinking is I could work as an enrolled nurse for a couple of years and then try again for a registered nurse role when I have more experience.

bec121

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Jul 18, 2015, 08:23 pm

There are a lot of options in addition to graduate programs however try and consider your states portal system, interstate then the below hospitals options. If your strategic and prepared in applying for positions you should be fine. All the best. 

Gradplus (Ramsay Health Care)

Access program information: http://www.gradplus.com.au/vic/default.asp

Program Brochure: http://www.gradplus.com.au/documents/Gradplus%20Brochure.pdf

Healthscope Graduate Programs

Website: http://www.healthscopehospitals.com.au/index.php/careers/graduate-nurses/

Bupa Graduate Programs

The Graduate Program with Bupa, allows individuals to undertake a 12 month graduate program with a Bupa Aged Care facility.

For information on Graduate program access the following website: http://www.bupaagedcare.com.au/careers/Graduate-Nurse-Management-Program#.Vaofscow-Uk

Agency Work for non-graduate nurses, and some private hospitals will take you fresh out otherwise private pratice. If your finding it hard to get a graduate program