17 - 18 March, 2021 |
International Convention Centre, Sydney
Erin Mercieca, Graduate Nurse at The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

Erin Mercieca


Graduate Nurse
The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

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Nursing and Midwifery Day One: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020


3:30 PM How to Keep Nursing Graduates Engaged: Building Resilience and Confidence in Graduate Programs

Burnout and compassion fatigue are major reasons why early career nurses leave the nursing profession. Consequently, helping graduates develop resilience and confidence in practice early in the transition process is important for their health and wellbeing, and their motivation to stay within the profession. All nurses and midwives have a responsibility to support new graduates to build resilience.

Erin will share her experiences as a current graduate nurse, and discuss:
  • How those in leadership can support new graduates in building resilience and confidence
  • The importance of mentorship to guide new nurses in managing the challenges of transitioning to practice
  • Coping techniques early-career nurses can implement in their transition to build resilience and increase their confidence