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
How to Apply
We take applications directly and via Computer Match for the 2018 Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program.
Please note that ALL applications for 2018 MH GNP have now closed.
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
Find out more by talking to us at
Phone: 9231 2194
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
- Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program Brochure
- Framework for recovery-oriented practice (Dept. of Health, Victoria)
- National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services
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
Louise Chadwick or Anna Peake
Clinical Nurse Educators
Acute Inpatient Service
Ph: 03 9231 4122
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Ph: 0409 662 544