On the 15th of December 2022, Te Whatu Ora Capital and Coast held celebrations for new graduates who have successfully completed their first year of practice from the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme, Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme and the Midwifery graduate programme. 2022 has proven to be a tough year however the strength and resilience of the new graduates within these three programmes has been unwavered! Their tireless efforts to provide safe and quality healthcare has not gone unnoticed and it was a pleasure to celebrate their successes together.
Graduates from the January 2022 Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) 88 new graduate nurses were celebrated for their successful completion of the NETP programme working across the sector with graduates from Hospital Health Services, Primary Health and Aged and Residential Care. Jas Lau-Young and Dyani Harper received scholarships from Victoria University for their outstanding academic achievement in the HLTH550 post graduate paper that was imbedded within the NETP programme. The scholarship was presented by Associate Professor Kathy Holloway Director of the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice from Victoria University.
IDyani Harper was the 2022 recipient of the Te Whatu Ora Capital and Coast Care and Compassion award. The Care and Compassion award is awarded in recognition of “A graduate who demonstrates commitment and compassionate care and uses best practice principles. The award is in recognition of providing meaningful, significant care to the population they work with.” There were 6 nominations for this award Emma Griffiths (Midwifery), Aria Blaikie (MAPU), Rebecca Phillips (MAPU), Katelyn Reilly (Paediatrics), Sian Gregan (Primary Health) and Dyani Harper (District Nursing).
Midwifery graduate Emma Griffiths was celebrated for her successful first year in the midwifery programme. She shared heart-warming stories of her first year of practice and was supported by Kathy Boyle through the Midwifery graduate programme.
The Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme celebrated 11 Enrolled Nurses from a variety of clinical areas. Enrolled nurses are a valuable members of the healthcare team and their contributions have not gone unnoticed.