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About the Program

The 2017 Graduate Nurse Programs at St Vincent's will all be part-time programs of 0.8 EFT.

There will be 112+ positions available in the 2017 GNP, with Graduates commencing in two intakes:

1st INTAKE: Monday 23 January 2017    or    2nd INTAKE: Monday 6 February 2017

Allocation to an intake is based on your clinical rotations preference and the date you complete your university studies. Preferences for intake are considered and offered where possible.

Following successful completion of the graduate program a wide range of career opportunities are on offer including full time and part time ward positions, Nurse Workforce Unit and the Grade 2 Practice Development Year.

95% of our 2015 Graduates have gained ongoing employment with St Vincent’s.

For further information on the 2017 program please contact:  Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or

  • 2 six-month rotations 
  • 25 Nurse Educators health service wide
  • 3 high fidelity human patient simulator sessions
  • 4 paid Graduate study days
  • Annual leave entitlement per award
  • Certificate upon completion and exciting ongoing career opportunities and supported succession planning
  • Comprehensive orientation program to the health service and clinical areas
  • Dedicated Practice Development Nurses
  • Generic and ward based competency programs
  • Graduate specific roster guidelines
  • Graduate pocket guide/Handbook/Learning Packages/Worksheets
  • Preceptorship support on each rotation
  • Regular nursing forums
  • Regular performance development discussions to provide feedback
  • Salary packaging
  • Supernumery days
  • Competency training including Move Smart, Emergency Codes, Aggression Prevention and Workplace Culture & Equity

Other Graduate Nurse Programs at St Vincent’s

Aboriginal Graduate Nurse Program

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 a Practice Development Nurse (PDN).

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

For further information on the 2017 program please contact:  Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or 

Care of the Older Person Graduate Nurse Program

St Vincent’s Fitzroy, St Georges campus, Kew and Cambridge House offer a specialised Graduate Nurse Program that focuses on care of the older person. The program includes three four month rotations.

Clinical placements will be provided in the GEM unit at either Fitzroy or Kew, Ellerslie unit at St Georges Hospital and Cambridge House Aged Care facility in Collingwood. The program commences in January / February each year.

For further information on the program please contact: Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or

Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

St Vincent’s Mental Health Service has a unique and highly specialised Graduate Nurse Program to address the needs of new practitioners 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: Meagan McNamara, Clinical Nurse Educator (03) 9231 4122 or

Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program OPEN EVENING date to be advised.