Genevieve See - Sunshine Coast University Hospital

WINNER - Early Career Award, proudly supported by RemServ

Genevieve is a Registered Nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

Throughout her graduate year, Genevieve noticed that there was an opportunity to provide graduates with access to all required resources and information in a one stop shop booklet that could be given to graduates and new employees to help better prepare them for the workplace. Her goal for this booklet was to lay solid foundations for new graduates to ease anxiety in the first few months of starting their new job, especially with the reduced ability for a face-to-face training during the pandemic. 

The booklet would outline available learning opportunities, provide key contact details and set clear expectations around the role of the Registered Nurse, with an emphasis on patient centred care. 

To action this initiative, Genevieve met with the Graduate Coordinator, who supported her idea. However, Genevieve soon discovered that such a booklet already existed – although some graduates, including herself, never received a copy and almost all surveyed graduates wanted the current booklet to be updated to include all tools and resources required. 

Throughout this project, Genevieve met with Clinical Coaches, Nurse Unit Managers, Nurse Educators, fellow graduates, After Hours Nurse Managers, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Consultants, and other colleagues. All were very supportive of Genevieve’s idea and provides valuable feedback around what to include. 

Genevieve’s booklet was ultimately developed and provided to all 2022 nursing graduates. She hopes her project inspires other new graduates to think big when it comes to leading innovation and change in the workplace – no matter how simple their idea might be.


"I always think that people who come to the emergency department, it’s probably their worst day, no one really wants to be there. So if I get to share their time with them and make that time a little bit better, I feel really honoured and privileged to share in their health journey." 

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