The ‘Transformative Enrolled Nurse Program’ was developed to help meet the challenges faced by health providers in recruiting and retaining fit-for-purpose staff and was supported by the Victorian Government’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund.
The immersive training program involved a shift from learning within the classroom to learning embedded within the physical and cultural environment of a modern healthcare organisation.
Graduate Sheree Costa praised the program for providing unique learning experiences through in-depth exposure to clinical environments.
“The program has allowed me to graduate with the knowledge and confidence to ensure that I can provide the highest standard of care to patients,” Costa said.
“…the Northern Health Clinical Education team supported us, and I got to learn from some very experienced educators who challenged my learning and pushed me to increase my knowledge”.
Feedback from Northern Health throughout the program showed the student group was patient-centred, proactive with development and resilient in practice; qualities that closely aligned to Northern Health values and supported their mission of outstanding healthcare to the community.