Workforce Shortages

Opportunities for Student and Graduate Nurses

As one of Day Hospitals Australia’s Strategic Objectives, we are looking at workforce issues and the challenges facing our members and the health care sector.

There are considerable opportunities for both student and graduate nurses to gain experience working in day hospitals around Australia.

Initial conversations and meetings to facilitate the process of placing student and graduate nurses into Day Hospitals has taken place with the Universities and Day Hospitals around the country.

The Universities we have spoken with are keen to place students as soon as possible in the sector and will provide full support to the student and the day hospital.  We are also looking at models to support nurses preceptor/buddy students and it is a fabulous opportunity for professional development and exposure to the educational opportunities that are available.

This is a valuable opportunity to recruit staff and promote the Day Hospital sector.   Speak to a university and see what they have to say, they are not wanting to set you or the student up to fail.

Many Day Hospitals already participate and have all expressed how wonderful it is.  If you would like to contact members who have taken on students in their facility, please email and we will pass on their contact information. 

We currently have 22 student placements scheduled who have already commenced their placement and who are due to start from July 2022.  The placements vary from 2 weeks through to 5 weeks duration.  

Contact for further information.

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