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Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Come along to St Vincent's MENTAL HEALTH OPEN EVENING on Thursday 15 June 2017

We are holding an open evening for people who are specifically interested in the Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program. 

When and Where:

St Vincent's Adult In-Patient Service (AIS)
46 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy – Eric Seal room, level 2
4pm to 5pm
Free Entry

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

We take applications directly and via Computer Match for the 2018 Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program
Please apply click here to apply for either option:

  • Computer Match – open 29 May – 21 July 2017
  • Direct application – open 13 June – 2 July 2017


2018 Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Next intake start date: January 2018

Number of positions: 8+ via direct application, 2+ via computer match

Employment: part time, 0.8 EFT (8 shifts per fortnight)

Length of program: 52 weeks

Applications close: 2 July 2017

St Vincent's Mental Health Open Evening

Thursday 15 June 2017, from 1600 to 1700hrs

Eric Seal Room, Level 2
46 Nicholson St, Fitzroy

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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


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


Or phone:

Louise Chadwick or Anna Peake
Clinical Nurse Educators
Acute Inpatient Service
Ph: 03 9231 4122

Jo Wasley
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Aged Psychiatry
Ph: 0409 662 544