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New School Based Trainees set sights on nursing career

25 July 2019

They’re here and they’ve started work on the wards.

Our newest cohort of School Based Trainees have officially kicked off their journey to a career in nursing.

Nurse Educator Jessica Staunton said ten students from schools across Logan would work in Rehab, MAPU, surgical ward 2H and medical wards 3A, 3B and 3C while four students from the Bayside would work at Redland Hospital.

“Our students have already had training in the simulation lab and will team up with buddy nurses for every shift,” Jessica said.

“The first few weeks can be quite daunting as they become more familiar with the hospital setting, ward routines and health terminology.

“It is also the time where they get used to working directly with patients and the importance of person centred care, particularly around showering, feeding, socialising and mobilising their patients.”
School Based Trainee Co-ordinator Karen Webster said this was the fifth year Logan Hospital had welcomed students.

“This is a hugely successful program with many of our students going on to further study and even employed as Assistants in Nursing in our Metro South Health hospitals.”

Last updated 26 July 2019
Last reviewed 25 July 2019

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