Neonatal Nursing Training Program

The New Graduate Nurse Programme

The New Graduate Nurse Programme is a 12 month contract incorporating on the job training with theoretical and clinical components. 7 study days are programmed throughout the year with associated learning packages.

  • Initial orientation days
  • Neonatal 101
  • Surgical
  • Respiratory conditions and oxygen therapy
  • Cardiac and high risk infants
  • HDU and resuscitation
  • ICU

The programme is co-ordinated by the Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Educators.

image.pngOn completion of this 12 month programme successful graduates will be able to work in all levels of Neonatal Intensive Care.

Applications for the New Graduate Nurse Programme are through


The Newborn Care Centre has a comprehensive education Programme.  

Nursing education is held Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Nursing staff are encouraged to attend medical education sessions on Wednesday mornings and Thursday lunchtimes.  

A monthly journal club is held by the nursing staff looking at current practice issues.  Staff are also encouraged to put forward journals they have read or suggest in-service topics. The CNS group takes an active role in the education of nursing staff by conducting workshops and in-services, particularly after-hours e.g. on weekends and night shifts.