TWELVE new mental health nurses kicked off two weeks’ training at Orange Health Service’s Bloomfield campus last week.
The nurses have completed their university training and will now start their mandatory full-time training to complete their transition into a mental health facility.
Western NSW Local Health District director of nursing (mental health, drugs and alcohol) Walter Zyla said the training would cover all aspects of education from handling techniques to interpersonal skills with team exercises and role play sessions also part of the training program.
The new graduates have come from across NSW and overseas with an Indian nurse part of the new intake.
“Our mental health facilities at Orange and Dubbo are regarded as state of the art,” Mr Zyla said.
“They are fitted out with modern equipment, new technology and provide a friendly, caring atmosphere.
“The graduates are excited by the prospect of completing their transition training and beginning work in these facilities.
“We hope several of the new nurses will join a number of previous graduates who have continued to develop their career by staying at the Orange and Dubbo facilities at the completion of their new graduate year.”