FAQ

Does The Alfred's Graduate Nurse Programs offer rotations?

Yes! At The Alfred we recognise and appreciate that some graduates will have an interest in rotating to a different area and we are able to facilitate this for such graduates, in the second half of the program.

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Can I choose the clinical area I will work in?

Yes, you are able to indicate your preferred clinical preferences.

We endeavour to match your preferences where possible. If you do have particular interests, you are encouraged to find out more about the area, by contacting the Nurse Manager.

There will be opportunities to do this at either one of our Information Evenings or through an individually arranged meeting and tour of the area.

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What development opportunities exist for nurses at The Alfred?

The Consolidation and Transition (CaT) Program has been designed to suit the professional development and individual learning needs of Grade 2 Registered Nurses at The Alfred.

The program aims to increase knowledge and clinical skills as well as developing a career pathway for Grade 2 Registered Nurses.

The Program offers a range of learning opportunities for Grade 2 Registered Nurses including the development of a deeper knowledge base, encouraging the progress to advanced practice by promoting critical thinking, reflection and application in the challenging acute ward setting.

Regular continuing education programs are organised through Nursing Education at The Alfred Centre for Professional Development. Each individual clinical area also offers inservice programs, providing further opportunities to enhance specialist clinical knowledge.

The La Trobe University /Alfred Clinical School, offers opportunities to undertake Postgraduate studies.

 

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