Mulgrave Private Hospital commenced the first ‘Transition to Acute Care Program' (TACP) in October 2018.
The ‘Transition to Acute Care Program’ is a 12 month program designed for Registered and Enrolled Nurses who have prior nursing experience in areas such as Aged Care and medical clinics, however have not had the opportunity to either complete a graduate program or work in the acute care setting.
12 months ago, each of the six participants began the program with different nursing backgrounds and varying levels of experience.
Throughout the year, the program gave these participants the opportunity to develop both clinically and professionally in the acute care environment, with clinical and theoretical support comprising of a comprehensive orientation, paid study days, preceptor and educator guidance.
On the Thursday 24th October the six participants attended a graduation ceremony (kindly sponsored by Multigate) to celebrate their first year both in the acute care setting and at Mulgrave Private Hospital.
We had a great turnout from both their families and Mulgrave Private Hospital staff.
Since the completion of the program, all six of the TACP participants remain employed with Mulgrave Private Hospital. Three of whom remain employed permanent part-time and three who have moved into casual positions.
Pictured here are our TACP participants. Fom left to right we have: Ellie Lee, Renee O’Dwyer, Emma Kwok, Laura Dodds, Catriona Lamond and Courtney Franken