Mar 14, 2023
Graduate registered nurse, Catlin Kirsner, believes her life purpose is to help others and become a positive impact on someone else’s life.
To help her achieve this, Caitlin has joined Ramsay’s Graduate Pathways Program to pursue her passion in Orthopaedics, with a dream to one day work in rural communities to promote, educate and prevent injuries.
Caitlin learned about Ramsay’s Graduate Pathways Program while on a placement at John Flynn Private Hospital and was encouraged to apply by her student facilitators.
“I made the decision to apply based on the positive and welcoming experience I’d had as a student at John Flynn,” said Caitlin.
“In addition, the program is offered over two years which eased a lot of nerves about transitioning from a student to a Registered Nurse.”
And six months in, Caitlin is very happy with her decision to join the program.
“The Graduate Program at John Flynn has been nothing but amazing. All the education staff are very approachable and always wanting to assist in advancing our skills,”
Caitlin was recently successful in receiving a scholarship to continue her studies to support her dreams for the future.
“I received a scholarship to complete a Post-Graduate in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Tasmania,” said Caitlin.
“This course educates on risk-factors and conditions that may increase the chance of Orthopaedic surgery, how to manage complications, and eventually how to assess, treat and manage multi-trauma conditions.
“Long term I would love to take this knowledge into rural communities where the likelihood of orthopaedic degenerative conditions and risk of traumatic incidents occur.”
Caitlin was in the August 2022 intake of the Ramsay Health Care Graduate Pathways Program. For more information about this program, click here.