Gloria was an unemployed new grad in 2012. This is her story from early 2013 where she said that finding employment is the biggest hurdle for nursing's new graduates. Like many young people coming to the end of high school, I had...
Nurse Uncut has carried many articles about new grad unemployment (see our list of links at the end of today's post). There's no doubt conditions are especially tough at the moment (possibly tougher in states other than NSW). Today,...
This is the first of a three-part series on becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia. We’d love your comments and feedback so please share your experiences below. If you have a question about your own registration, please contact the Nursing...
An aged care nurse explains the attractions of the field. When you think of aged care, what comes to mind? Old helpless people, showers, making beds, smelly nursing homes (the types you see being sanctioned on TV)? Let’s face it,...
New grad registered nurse Alexa struggled to stay afloat when she landed in a toxic environment on her first ward. But she did not break. Today on Nurse Uncut she tells the story of that ward, the stress, tension...
Lorraine is 56 and just finished her new grad rotations as a registered nurse. Being an 'old new' nurse sometimes has its downside but she absolutely loves nursing. I started my nursing degree in 2010 at the ripe old age...
A concerned Clinical Nurse Educator writes: I have been a proud member of the nursing profession for more than 20 years. When I started, I was classed as "one of those new nurses who trained at uni and know nothing!" It was...
It's that time of year. New grads are soon to take up their positions - but what if you're a graduate nurse and you haven't yet managed to get into a new grad program or any other job? Mental...
Tess was not your typical New Grad RN when she started at age 55. But her energy and drive is to be admired and here she highlights all the positives and great experiences she’s had so far… “You must be...
Last year, then new grad nurse Alexa described her path to studying nursing, her elation at getting a new grad position but then the shock, stress and depression when she landed in a toxic ward environment. Read part one...