Graduate Nurse Program

We designed our Graduate Nurse Program to assist newly graduated registered nurses to transition into an acute care setting, over a 12-month period

The Graduate Nurse Program provides opportunities for graduate nurses to consolidate and expand their clinical ability, judgement and confidence while working as valued members of the organisation. 

Highlights of the Graduate Nurse Program

We recognise:   

  • The transition from student to graduate nurse has had additional challenges due to the pandemic. In response to these challenges, targeted education has been developed, with the focus on fundamental nursing skills and knowledge   
  • A successful first year in a nurse’s career is integral to their ongoing professional longevity, as consequences each graduate is provided with opportunities to make the most of their nursing career from the very beginning  

We have a well-developed Professional Practice model that provides our nursing workforce with clear pathways that inform, support and guide nurses to progress their career, from novice to expert cancer nurse   

  • Our graduate nurses; can consolidate fundamental nursing skills, acquire specialised cancer nursing skills and benefit from a tailored clinical support and education program   
  • We are a very acute hospital (not sub-acute) and provide opportunities to work in inpatient and/or outpatient settings. There is also an opportunity for graduate nurses to work within our theatre department   

Our Graduate Nurse Program is structured to encourage reflective practice and help new nurses identify the many possibilities available in their nursing career.  

There will be more than 30 graduate nurse positions available in 2024, with intakes in February and March.  

Where we allocate graduate nurses as part of the Graduate Nurse Program

The program may include two six-month rotations or an allocation to one ward or unit for its duration. Please see areas where we allocate graduate nurses: 

Please see information on how to apply for our 2024 Graduate Nurse Program   

Please see more information regarding our Graduate Nurse Program

We are currently unable to conduct personal tours of the organisation due to Department of Health, Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  Please see Peter Mac virtual fly through below.   

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