About the Program

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


First Nations Graduate Nurse Program

St Vincent’s offers a dedicated First Nations Graduate Nurse Program, to facilitate the transition into nursing for First Nation and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Nurses.

Graduates are offered two 6-month rotations supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators and the Practice Development Nurses (PDNs).

The hospital has cultural mentors to further support our First Nations and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Nurses.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinators on (03) 9231 2244 or at SVHM.Education.GNP@svha.org.au.

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Care of the Older Person Graduate Nurse Program

 

St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy and St George’s Hospital Kew offer a specialised Graduate Nurse Program that focuses specifically on the care of the older person.

The program includes two 6-month rotations in the Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) unit at either Fitzroy or Kew, and Ellerslie Unit, Kew.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinators on (03) 9231 2244 or at SVHM.Education.GNP@svha.org.au

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Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program 

Applications for the July and November 2024 programs open April 2024, dates to be confirmed. 

The Program is offered part time at 0.8EFT (equivalent to 4 days per week) with three allocated rotations over 12 months.

The program offers three 4-month rotations with candidates supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators and the Practice Development Nurses (PDNs). The Enrolled Nurse Graduate will begin their rotation in Residential Care then will transition to Sub-acute Care and will finish in an acute Medical or Surgical rotation. 

In the first week a comprehensive orientation program is provided before commencement in the allocated clinical area. Throughout the graduate year 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 Education & Learning.

For further information contact the Program Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or email SVHM.Education.GNP@svha.org.au.

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 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

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Perioperative Graduate Nurse Program

The Operating Suite will be offering a 12 month graduate pilot program which will commence in January 2025. The positions will be part time at 0.8EFT.

The program will offer rotations through the following specialty areas; Anaesthetics/PACU and Scrub/Scout, with the graduates supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators, Practice Development Nurses (PDNs) and Clinical Support Nurses (CSNs).

A comprehensive orientation program will be provided before commencement to this specialty clinical area. You will then be supported during your supernumerary time by the Practice Development Nurses (PDNs) and preceptors.

Throughout the graduate year, you will attend four study days which will include practical clinical skill sessions, presentations and the completion of local clinical competencies.

Following successful completion of this Graduate Program, a wide range of career opportunities are on offer including full time or part time positions and the Grade 2 Practice Development Year. 

For further information contact the Perioperative Practice Development Nurses on (03) 9231 4529/ 9231 4518 or at SVHM.Education.theatrePDN@svha.org.au

 

Mainstream Registered Nurse Graduate Program

Applications for 2025RN Graduate Program open Monday May 27, 2024 and close Friday June 21, 2024.

The Program is offered part time at 0.8EFT over 12 months.

There will be 3 intakes in 2025, commencing January 20, February 24 and May 12.  

There will be 100+ positions available in the 2024 GNP.

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

Allocation to an intake is based on applicants' clinical rotation preferences and 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 Education & Learning.

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 Pathway to Specialty (PSP) Program. 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 SVHM.Education.GNP@svha.org.au

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