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Extra support for new nurses at Raigmore Hospital


By Gregor White

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New nurses at Raigmore Hospital are to get extra support to help their career development.
New nurses at Raigmore Hospital are to get extra support to help their career development.

Newly qualified nurses at Raigmore Hospital are getting extra support in their transition from student to fully fledged member of staff.

A Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) Development Framework has been created to help build on their practical skills and knowledge and to improve their confidence as they get to grips with the move to staff nurse.

Iona McGauran, lead nurse for Raigmore Hospital, said: “We take pride in how we support our newly qualified team numbers as they start their professional career, but we are also always willing to learn and to find different ways in which we can further improve their experience.

“Following feedback the team, led by our senior nurses, have designed a framework that supports our newly qualified recruits for 18 months.

“During that time, newly qualified nurses will be mentored by experienced nurses and will also receive education sessions on a range of topics linked to this level of acute nursing.”

She added: “I am very excited about the launch and I wish all of our newly qualified nurses every success with their future careers.”

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