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DVD sells outback nursing experience

Monday, 4th May, 2009

The Health Service has launched a DVD to try and attract more nurses to work in the bush.

Greater Western Area Health Service Nursing Workforce and Development Manager, Linda Lynott, said the "Enjoy the Experience" DVD showcases a range of locations including Broken Hill, Bourke, Dubbo, Parkes, Molong and Orange and Bathurst.

"We're not only targeting overseas nurses, we are also hoping the DVD will encourage new graduates and students who are from the city or interstate, who may not know what it's like to work and live and western New South Wales," Ms Lynott said. "We need to do all that we can to demonstrate the great things about working in Greater Western, especially in some of our areas that are harder to recruit to." "Enjoy the Experience" contains information on the Area Health Service, and interviews with nurses on staff. The DVD will be shown at university open days, overseas recruitment drives and will also be supplied to a number of nursing agencies. "It's so important for us to promote the great services that are offered in the Greater West and if we can attract nurses to the region early on in their nursing career, I'm confident that they will stay on for many years," Ms Lynott said. "We offer some exceptional incentives, including career progression and training. As many nurses in the DVD state, it really is a unique and rewarding health service to work for."

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