Noosaville, Qld Australia (PressExposure) April 02, 2014 -- Many aged care organisations do not have graduate development systems in place over concerns about the cost and length of time traditionally required to mentor staff. The Frontline Care Solutions Graduate Nurse Development Program is a 'game changer' for the industry.
Frontline Care Solutions are proud to announce the release of the Frontline Graduate Nurse Development Program (FGNDP) to the wider aged care sector. We have been running Graduate Nurse Programs for some of Australia's leading aged care providers for the past 3 years and are pleased that we can now provide this proven program to all organisations.
"Our objective is to change the perception of aged care and influence young professional nurses to make aged care a credible career choice", says Frontline Care Solutions' Principal Gerontologist, Drew Dwyer - Adjunct Associate Professor UQ SoNM. "Aged care is one of the fastest growing and rapidly developing health sectors in Australia and we recognise the importance of developing graduate nurses to ensure that they have the advanced skills and expertise required to be the future leaders in aged care."
The FGNDP has been designed to lead and mentor newly graduated Registered Nurses working in aged care environments. It guides them along a pathway of learning that enables them to fully understand and develop their clinical leadership role within the contemporary aged care sector. As a result the program produces high quality and motivated RNs with the required vocational and academic skills and competencies.
Providers have a choice of participating in one of 3 streams of the program:
1) a full 12 month Diploma of Management (Aged Care);
2) a 6 month aged care management and leadership program known as the Registered Nurse Team Leaders (RNTL) Course; or
3) the 12 month Preceptor program which includes elements of TAE for clinical placement supervisors.
"For the first time a Graduate Nurse Program is now within reach of every aged care provider. We will continue to service large multi-site, multi-service providers with their own branded graduate program, but we are announcing today that we will also be conducting 'public' Graduate Nursing Programs. What this means is that smaller single site operators and home care organisations can now have their graduate nurse trained in the same way that the big players do."
In all streams, training commences with a face-to-face training day or webinar facilitated by Adjunct Associate Professor Drew Dwyer and then continues through our online portal. Participants watch webinars, complete online learning courses and have valuable resources at their fingertips to complete written assessments.
"We believe that this program will improve your recruitment performance by differentiating you as an employer who is willing to invest in your staff learning and development. It really empowers young graduates which will also you help to retain them within your service and within the aged care sector."
Read more about our aged care graduate nurse program.
For more information please contact Raeleen Dwyer on 617 5440 5188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.