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First day a happy one for new nurses

Tuesday, 8th February, 2011

The new graduates (front): Kylie Munce, Bonnie-Jo Tavian, Shane Webb, Amanda Raddatz, Kristie Connell. (Back): Elissa Stewart, Benjamin Landsdowne, Justin Williamson, Jonothan Logan, Ashleigh Denness and Allyson Jones. The new graduates (front): Kylie Munce, Bonnie-Jo Tavian, Shane Webb, Amanda Raddatz, Kristie Connell. (Back): Elissa Stewart, Benjamin Landsdowne, Justin Williamson, Jonothan Logan, Ashleigh Denness and Allyson Jones.

By Caitlin Keenan

The Broken Hill Health Service has received a booster shot with the graduation of a group of Registered Nurses.

Ten recent Registered Nurse graduates began orientation for their new jobs yesterday.

Broken Hill Health Service Director of Nursing, Dale Sutton, welcomed the new crew.

"I hope they have an extremely enjoyable experience with us" Ms Sutton said.

"We certainly hope they will stay on with us for many years to come" she said.

Kristie Connell is one of the graduates.

Ms Connell said the Transition to Practice program offered nursing students great support.

"You have people providing education and assistance when you're studying" she said.

"It makes that whole learning curve and transition smoother."

Ms Connell said the mentors offered by the program really helped the students.

Benjamin Landsdowne moved from Newcastle to take part in the program.

He said he chose the program because he was looking for a change.

"The culture here is a lot more inviting" he said.

"You're not just a number."

Mr Landsdowne said he was looking forward to starting work at the hospital on Monday.

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