About the Program

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


Aboriginal Graduate Nurse Program

St Vincent’s offers a dedicated Aboriginal Graduate Nurse Program, to facilitate the transition into nursing for Aboriginal Graduate Nurses.

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

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

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at 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 Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au.

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Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

The program is offered part time (equivalent to 4 days per week), with two 6-month rotations over 12 months in Acute and Sub-Acute nursing.

The program provides extensive support in a learning environment to facilitate the transition from student nurse to enrolled nurse within the acute care setting.

In the first week a comprehensive orientation program will be provided before commencement in your allocated clinical area. Throughout the graduate year 4 study days are held including practical clinical skill sessions, presentations and simulation scenarios.

Ongoing support will be provided by the Nursing Education Centre nursing staff and preceptors in your clinical area.

Following successful completion of the Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program a wide range of career opportunities are on offer including full time or part time ward positions or casual employment in our Nurse Workforce Unit.

For further information contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator on (03) 9231 2244 or at gnp@svha.org.au

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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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Registered Nurse Graduate Program

The Program is offered part time at 0.8EFT over 12 months, commencing with 1st intake on Monday 29 January 2019, and 2nd Intake on Monday 11 February 2019. There will be 114+ positions available in the 2019 GNP.

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

Allocation to an intake is based on applicants' clinical rotation preferences and the 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 the Nurse Education Centre.

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 Practice Development Year. 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 gnp@svha.org.au

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