February 12, 2021
Eighty-eight graduate nurses are beginning their healthcare journey with Darling Downs Health this month – including four at Kingaroy Hospital.
Nursing and Midwifery Services executive director Andrea Nagle welcomed the 2021 cohort, and said the graduate program was a great opportunity for the participants to learn more about their new careers.
“We are so pleased to welcome the graduate nurses to our health service, and we look forward to supporting them in their transition to Registered Nursing positions,” Ms Nagle said.
The new graduate nurses will be located at various Darling Downs Health facilities.
Graduate nurse Kylie Woolnough is excited to be completing her graduate program in her hometown of Kingaroy.
“Nursing at Kingaroy Hospital is my way of helping and giving back to the community I’ve always been actively involved in,” Ms Woolnough said.
“Nursing is such a rewarding career, and I’m excited about helping others and expanding my skill set.”
The graduate program is for 12 months within the health service and is an opportunity for the nurses to put everything they have learned at university into practice.
“We wish our graduate nurses all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing what they achieve in their careers,” Ms Nagle said.