Aged Care Transition to Practice Graduate Nurse Program

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) is the peak body representing not for profit church based, charitable and purpose providers of retirement living, residential care and home and community care in Australia.  This Aged Care Services Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program is facilitated by ACSA on behalf of Aged Service Providers.

Aged Services is one of the fastest growing and rapidly developing industries in Australia providing secure employment opportunities with structured career pathways. The Sector recognises the importance of investing in the future of the industry and developing first class clinicians and leaders who specialise in providing care and support to older people in a range of environments.

Our program

This innovative 12-month program provides guidance to nurses in their first year of clinical practice through mentorship, professional development and specialist clinical training.

The aim of this program is to ensure graduated nurses become confident, safe, competent and professional practitioners in a range of aged care settings and help improve the availability and standard of care in facilities.

The program is focused on supporting graduates to become the best nurse they can be.

Graduates will experience different types of nursing including high/acute, palliative, dementia specific, wound management, management of chronic illnesses. re-ablement and wellness programs and in some instance’s community/home care.

Graduates entering into our Sector will be supported by a workplace mentor and have access to an online collaboration site and community of practice forum to network with other Graduate Nurses who have chosen the Aged Care Services as a career pathway.

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Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Webinar PPT

uploaded September 2021

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ACSA’s Aged Care Transition to Practice Program received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.