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About the Program

St. Vincent’s offers five graduate nurse programs.  Select the drop boxes below to learn more about your program of interest.


St Vincent’s offers a dedicated Aboriginal Graduate Nurse Program, to facilitate the transition into nursing for Aboriginal Graduate Nurses.

The program offers two six-month rotations with candidates supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator and the Practice Development Nurses (PDNs).

The hospital provides cultural mentorship to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Nurses.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au.

St Vincent’s Hospital campus Fitzroy, St George’s Hospital campus Kew and Cambridge House Aged Care Facility Collingwood, offer a specialised Graduate Nurse Program that focuses on the care of the older person.

The program commences in January / February each year and includes three four-month rotations that include the GEM unit at either Fitzroy or Kew, Ellerslie Unit and Cambridge House.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au.

 

The program is offered part time (equivalent to 4 days per week), with two 6-month rotations over 12 months in Acute Nursing or one 12-month rotation in Acute Mental Health commencing on 2 October 2017.

Applications OPEN 1 May and CLOSE 29 May 2017.          APPLY

The program provides extensive support in a learning environment to facilitate the transition from student nurse to enrolled nurse within the acute care setting.

In the first week a comprehensive orientation program will be provided before commencement in your allocated clinical area. Throughout the graduate year 4 study days are held including practical clinical skill sessions, presentations and simulation scenarios.

Ongoing support will be provided by the Nursing Education Centre nursing staff and preceptors in your clinical area.

Following successful completion of the Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program a wide range of career opportunities are on offer including full time or part time ward positions or casual employment in our Nurse Workforce Unit.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au

 

St Vincent’s Mental Health Service has a unique and highly specialised Graduate Nurse Program to address the needs of new nurses in Mental Health.

The program includes 2 rotations, with clinical placements provided in the acute adult in-patient service (AIS), community mental health services and aged mental health. The program commences in January each year and graduates will complete a portion of their Post-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.

For further information or an informal visit, please contact Mental Health Training and Education Team (03) 9231 4122 or at MHTrainingEducation@svhm.org.au

The Program is offered part time at 0.8EFT over 12 months, commencing with 1st intake on Monday 22 January 2018, and 2nd Intake on Monday 5 February 2018. There will be 112+ positions available in the 2018 GNP.

The program offers two 6-month rotations with candidates supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator and the Practice Development Nurses (PDNs).

Allocation to an intake is based on applicants' clinical rotation preferences and the their completion date of university studies.

In the first week a comprehensive orientation program is provided before commencement in the allocated clinical area. Throughout the graduate year 4 study days are held which include practical clinical skill sessions, presentations and simulation scenarios.

Ongoing support from ward preceptors will be available in addition to graduate support from the Nurse Education Centre.

Following successful completion of the Registered Nurse Graduate Program a wide range of career opportunities are on offer including full time or part time ward positions and the Grade 2 Practice Development Year. There are also opportunities for casual employment via our Nurse Workforce Unit.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au