Becoming a newly qualified nurse is incredibly exciting. However, the responsibility of looking after patients for the very first time can be quite daunting. Kick Start is a unique programme that is designed to give you as much experience as possible in a supportive and proactive environment.
It’s a 12-month ‘preceptorship programme’, starting with four weeks of supernumerary working across your allocated ward and clinical skills department.
During this time, you’ll learn key skills and develop core competencies, including medicines management, venepuncture and cannulation. This will support you to settle into life on the ward as a newly qualified member of the team, as well as prepare you for your next step.
Throughout the programme you will be supported by a senior nurse sponsor, who will be on hand to offer information and guidance to help you provide the very best care for your patients.
You will also receive ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions which will equip you with a range of skills and personal attributes, including resilience training, leadership skills and quality improvements.