ANMF Enrolled Nursing Student Study Day

Learn how to transition from student to enrolled nurse

EN student news #2 2018

Each year ANMF holds student study days for final year nursing students to learn how to successfully transition to enrolled nurse. Graduate coordinators from health services, past graduates and ANMF staff will present on writing effective applications, interviews, registration, future career opportunities and information on your pay and conditions.

‘It’s a great professional development opportunity for enrolled nursing students. You can make connections with a range of different organisations, meet peers and discuss your experiences’, says Lyn Brett, the Transition to Practice Coordinator at Goulburn Valley Health (GVH).

Lyn will be presenting ‘Supporting the enrolled nurse transition to practice’, discussing her employer’s enrolled nurse transition program and upcoming job opportunities.

She has 30 years’ experience in emergency, intensive care unit and surgical nursing after starting as a hospital-trained state enrolled nurse before undertaking further university study.  

Lyn says the best part about her job is the people and watching them grow over time. She said that your learning really begins with your first job and to make the most of every opportunity.

New graduate Hybee Aibinuomo is appearing in the session titled ‘Stories from the field’ with two other recent graduates. This is one of our most popular sessions, where you’ll learn insight into what to expect in your first year as a practising nurse.

Hybee is also working at GVH, has completed a rotation in the psycho-geriatric unit and is currently working in an acute in-patient unit before moving into an adult community rotation later this year.

‘I have been able to translate theory into practice within the unit; utilising sensory modulation techniques to assist clients’ emotional regulation. I am also involved in the introduction of tai chi into the unit’, he said.

Hybee has also been undertaking leadership training as part of his program, which he said helped build his confidence.

His advice to students?

‘Jump at every opportunity to learn and make sure you can grab something new from every topic. Teachers will guide you through, but it is your responsibility to remember what is being taught.’

Learn more from Lyn, Hybee and other graduate coordinators and new ENs at the Enrolled Nurse Student Study Day on Friday 20 July. Register today!

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