meet Rachelle Chikan


Rachelle is a 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards Outstanding Graduate finalist, and role model for her fellow graduates working at Victoria's Peninsula Private Hospital.


Rachelle was recognised for demonstrating capabilities beyond that of a graduate, maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and standards of care when treating patients and working with team members.

A self-starter, Rachelle's advanced interpersonal skills when communicating with patients meant she could adapt quickly to the patients' changing needs and establish relationships built on trust and integrity.


Radiating a can-do attitude, Rachelle regularly assessed and critiqued her own performance, and demonstrated high levels of commitment to continuing professional development.


It’s this dedication to self-improvement that led Rachelle to volunteer as a mentor to help fellow nursing graduates transition to the workforce. Always a team player, Rachelle has cemented herself as a leader amongst her peers, consistently reaching her professional and personal goals, while always offering support to her fellow team members. 


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