Goulburn Valley Health graduate nurses Estelle Houlihan and Amy Hogben have followed the same careers as their mothers.ESTELLE GRIEPINK February 3, 2014 4:41am
Goulburn Valley Health graduate nurse program co-ordinator Natalie Reid with graduate nurses Amy Hogben and Estelle Houlihan.
Following in their mothers’ footsteps was what led Estelle Houlihan and Amy Hogben to a career in nursing.
The Shepparton women were part of a group of 28 graduate nurses who last week underwent orientation at Goulburn Valley Health.
Ms Houlihan’s mother was a Division 2 Nurse at Cobram and Numurkah hospitals, and Ms Hogben’s mother is a Division 2 nurse in Shepparton.
Ms Houlihan said she was introduced to the world of nursing at a young age.
‘‘I actually grew up in hospitals — we used to go in on Christmas Day because Mum always worked it and have lunch there,’’ she said.
The former accountant said she decided to make the shift to nursing because she wanted to give back the community.
‘‘I love nursing because you get to build those relationships and make a difference, even if it’s just getting someone a hot cup of coffee,’’ she said.
Ms Hogben said she had maintained an interest in nursing since she was in high school.
She did placements in Kyabram and Shepparton, then went on to complete a Bachelor of Nursing at the LaTrobe University Shepparton campus.
‘‘I also did some emergency nursing and a nursing course in Melbourne, and then moved back this way to do straight nursing,’’ Ms Hogben said.
‘‘What’s great about nursing is there are so many different pathways you can take, for example, if you don’t want to be a clinical nurse, you can go into educating, the office side .
Goulburn Valley Health graduate nurse program co-ordinator Natalie Reid said the orientation would equip the graduate nurses with crucial skills for the next year.
‘‘They get to practice some of their skills, and get familiar with the hospital’s procedures and policies,’’ Ms Reid said.
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