RNH believes in preparing clinical leaders for the future. The early development of clinical leadership skills is a unique aspect of rural nursing not found in city hospitals.

Graduates are given supernumerary shifts in residential aged care to develop their clinical leadership skills and gain practice as a clinical team leader. After which, they may be rostered as the second-in-charge and nurse-in-charge registered nurse.

RN Graduates can expect to be rostered to these leadership roles in residential aged care by the second half of their graduate year.

RNH strongly values and supports graduates to develop their clinical leadership skills through direct leadership training and mentoring with senior nursing staff.

Graduates will have the opportunity to supervise, guide and contribute to the assessment of student nurses through student preceptorship with training opportunities provided.