Are you just out of nursing school? You are probably fresh off the assembly line, a qualified certified nurse, looking to paint the town red (which is probably not an appropriate expression in this situation). It has been a gruelling few years, but it is over now, the studying, and you can finally celebrate and blow off some steam. However, it is not all fun and games! There is a big task looming ahead of you and it is this: You need to get a job! You need to find yourself a hospital or other medical facility in which to begin your career of care.
Step 1: Internships
After having completed all your academically oriented nursing courses Brisbane it is important that you gain work experience before applying for a job. Most state owned hospitals offer the option of being a trainee nurse before being allowed to perform and take on all the responsibilities of a full-fledged nurse. Training is usually conducted by observing the Matron and the other professional nurses go about their daily activities and learning from them as they do so. This training is usually backed up by a small allowance, although this will increase once you are deemed fit for your own detail. Internships can last any amount of time, the more the better, and vastly increase your chances of getting accepted in a full time capacity at a recognized healthcare facility.
Step 2: Choosing a Hospital
During your nursing courses there may have been many famous hospitals mentioned, either as examples or as case studies. After you have completed your internship, a lot of places do offer a more permanent position based upon your performance as a trainee, and the recommendation of your superior nurses and matrons. However, there is a chance that the hospital you completed your internship at is full at the moment and has no need to more permanent staff. If this is the case, you should start applying to other hospitals or clinics. The first step to doing this is picking a location and institute that you would like to study and work at (one is always learning, no matter how experienced one is). So if you’re more the curious type who loves a challenge you will want a place that is known for hard to tame patients, and so on.
Picking a hospital to work in is rather like picking a college. Start by choosing the general area where you would like to work, based on statistics of patients and living costs in the area. Then, look for accredited institutions of medicine in that area and simply walk in ready to perform and awe the interviewers with your theoretical and other skills in the nursing department. Make sure that you choose a place you can stick with for a long time, because nobody likes a hospital-hopper.