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- Sep 7, '12 by newbie12Mopples, I applied and interviewed at SCH as well! I know I shouldn't think like this, but it's the only hospital on my application that I want, and I don't even want to think how I would feel if I didn't get it. Arghh still so many more days till Oct 5 !
- Sep 7, '12 by MopplesIt is also the only one that I really want & I have very personal reasons for wanting to work there. But think of it like this, if you get somewhere else it's only for 12 months and at the end of the 12 months you can apply for a job there. Maybe in the meantime look around at peads based short courses or something you can do yourself to get the extra knowledge etc for the future.
We just have to remember its not the end of the world if we don't get it, there are other avenues to achieve our dreams fingers crossed we both get in!
- Sep 7, '12 by MopplesFurther to the course thing. There is a foundation program course run by the Royal Childrens hospital in Melbourne. Think I may do it myself if things don't go to plan
- Sep 7, '12 by newbie12Yeah true, everyone has been saying that...my lecturers have been saying that to us since they mentioned new grad to us. And you're correct, because after all, new grad is just another stepping stone. We'll just have to be patient and hope for the best
- Sep 8, '12 by MopplesFunny thing, I didn't even think of this myself until I suggested it for you! There is also a DE peads course run through the College of Nursing at Burwood which doesn't have any pre-requisites.
- Sep 9, '12 by newbie12I just checked them out, it says you need at least 1 year post registration experience, and also be employed in the appropriate clinical setting to do a grad cert course and distance education subject.Last edit by newbie12 on Sep 9, '12 : Reason: Grammar
- Sep 9, '12 by MopplesThis is the one I was looking at http://www.nursing.edu.au/Online_Course/ShowCourseProfile.aspx?CourseID=277&CategoryID=4
All the grad certs require experience etc. Some of the girls I work with have the cardiac ones.
This is the one at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne http://www.rch.org.au/mcpc/prof.cfm?...dation_Program
- Sep 16, '12 by Annie07I don't want to bring negative thoughts to the discussion but what happens if we aren't offered a job? I think grad applications have closed all over Aus. Will hospitals employ new nurses without a grad year? :/
- Sep 16, '12 by newbie12Annie07, the new grad year is not a compulsory year. You can be accepted as a first year RN without doing the program, you will just need to find a facility and unit willing to take you on.
- Sep 22, '12 by imaginationsHave you looked into private hospitals? A lot of the private hospitals around Sydney will be more willing to hire someone who hasn't done a new graduate year than the big, tertiary hospitals. Undoubtably, neither CHW or SCH will hire someone who has not done a new grad year and they certainly won't hire someone to the ward as an RN 1 not on the new grad program.
The prospect of not getting any job at all is a scary one. (I've been there!) However, last year, everyone I knew got offered a job. It may not have been their first or second or third preference. It might not even have been on their list of preferences but most people got offered a job.
The advice we were given at uni and the general advice is, take any job that you are offered for new grad - do it for a year and then look elsewhere! You need that foundation year.