The neonatal and paediatric graduate nurse program at Bendigo Health is a specialty program for new nurses with a passion for caring for babies, infants, children and their families. Graduates spend six months in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) and six months in the Children’s ward allowing for consolidation and advancement of knowledge and skills in neonatal and paediatric nursing.
The SCN is a designated high dependency level 2 unit, providing care to neonates born as early as 32 weeks gestation, stabilising neonates requiring more complex care prior to transfer to a neonatal intensive care unit and providing ongoing management for infants no longer requiring level 3 tertiary care.
The Children’s ward delivers nursing care for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, for a large variety of medical, and surgical conditions, be that acute, chronic or complex.
Graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT. Support is provided by the nursing education team, nurse unit managers, and nursing and interprofessional colleagues.
For more information contact:
Nurse Unit Manager (Children’s ward)