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Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Start your mental health nursing career in a leading health service!

St Vincent's offers a unique and highly specialised Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program encompassing adult and aged mental health, in acute and community settings, with the opportunity for a long and fulfilling career in mental health care.

During your graduate year you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in a supportive environment, working closely with your preceptor, and with regular group supervision.  

You will gain credits towards a post-graduate diploma in mental health nursing through the NEVIL Graduate Nurse Program, and have the opportunity to apply for a part-time Post-Graduate position the following year, where you will complete your graduate diploma.

At St Vincent's consumer-focused care is based on The Strengths Model—A recovery-oriented approach to mental health services (Rapp & Goscha, 2012).  We appreciate that individuals have their own unique strengths that can help them achieve their maximum wellness and potential.   You will be trained in the use of key recovery tools, and will be encouraged to develop your own creative recovery-orientated care strategies. 

Please note, these positions are part-time (0.8 EFT), to ensure work-life balance!


How to Apply

  • 2017 Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program - Apply here  from 2nd May 2016

2017 Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Next intake start date: January 2017

Number of positions: 8 (part time, 0.8 EFT)

Length of program: 52 weeks

Applications close: 22nd May 2016

ACN Nursing and Health Expo

Saturday 16 April 2016 from 8.30am to 2.00pm      
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
South Wharf
Come and speak with our friendly staff

St Vincent's Mental Health Open Evening

Wednesday 27 April 2016, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Eric Seal Room, Level 2
46 Nicholson St Fitzroy          
No RSVP required   

Please view or print a copy of our Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program Information Sheet for further information regarding clinical rotations, study requirements, credit towards post graduate study, and how to apply.


Information and Downloads


References

Rapp, C.A., & Goscha, R.J. (2012). The Strengths Model—A recovery-oriented approach to mental health services (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program Enquiries

Meagan McNamara
Graduate Nurse Coordinator
Acute Inpatient Service
Ph: 9231 4122
Mob: 0467 011 347 
meagan.mcnamara@svha.org.au

Jo Wasley
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Aged Psychiatry
Ph: 0409 662 544
jo.wasley@svha.org.au