Apr 18, 2023
Hiru Kurera commenced Ramsay’s Graduate Pathways Program in February and he has his sights set high.
Hiru left Sri Lanka for Australia in early 2020 and started working as a private tutor and in hospitality.
“I then joined Ramsay, working at North Shore Private Hospital, first as a support service assistant in the housekeeping department, and from there I started as an assistant in nursing in the Vascular ward.”
It was during this time that Hiru became aware of the Graduate Pathways Program and made the decision to apply.
“I have seen the support that the Ramsay Graduate Programme gives to the new grads while I was working as an assistant in nursing, so I knew it would be the perfect way to start my career as a nurse,” said Hiru.
“I am now a new graduate registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic ward and my first few months have been nothing but great.”
“The nursing staff have been so supportive, answering all our questions and making sure that we are comfortable.”
Hiro also thanks the educators for their support and guidance.
“The educators and the coordinators have been a huge support. Especially with the in-services that the educators provide – that has been very useful,” he said.
Through the Graduate Pathways Program, Hiru plans to explore a future career in infectious diseases.
“Long term, I would like to do more studies on microbiology and infection control and seek many more opportunities in nursing with infectious diseases.”
Hiru commenced the Ramsay Graduate Pathway Program in February 2023. For more information about this program, click here.