Combined Nursing/Midwifery Graduate Program 2020

The Combined Nursing/Midwifery Graduate Program is based in the Maternity and Women’s Health unit at The Northern Hospital.  It has been designed to offer you, as a new practitioner, consolidation in acute nursing with further consolidation across the midwifery continuum of care in a well-supported and nurturing environment.

The maternity unit at The Northern Hospital is situated in one of Melbourne’s major growth corridors and handles over 3,200 births annually. The unit comprises nine fully equipped birthing suites, 32 dedicated maternity and gynaecology beds and Level 2 Special Care Nursery and Antenatal Outpatients clinic.

Support is the key to success as a graduate nurse & midwife.  Our Clinical Nurse/Midwife Educators, Clinical Support Nurses/Midwives, preceptors and experienced clinical staff provide practical assistance and support in the clinical environment.

Orientation to Northern Health is designed specifically to support the graduate nurse/midwife, addressing both clinical and administrative aspects over a 2 day program in our state-of-the-art Northern Centre for Health Education and Research. Supernumerary shifts are allocated on each rotation, working with a preceptor.

Rotations across the midwifery continuum and acute medical or surgical areas include:
Birth Suite
Antenatal Clinic
Postnatal and Gynaecological Surgical Unit
Special Care Nursery
Acute Medical or Surgical

Education is ongoing.  Four graduate study days encompass theory, hands-on practice and experience in our simulation centre – as well as the opportunity to debrief and share experiences in a supported friendly environment.  Learning packages and assessments in advanced clinical skills are offered to further enhance your skill set. You will be given the opportunity to participate in a well-supported and comprehensive series of professional development in-services and workshops relevant to your growth as a midwife.

Employment in our graduate program is over a 53 week period, on a part-time basis – working 8 shifts per fortnight.

Applications for our 2020 Program are not yet open.

Event Date Further Information
Information Sessions Thursday 23rd May, 7pm
Tuesday 4th June, 7pm
Saturday 22nd June, 2pm

No bookings required

Northern Centre for Health Education & Research (NCHER),
Lecture Theatre – Level 1
185 Cooper Street, Epping.
Tours of The Northern Hospital Daily from 3rd June – 14th June at Epping Booking is essential via Trybooking 
Applications Open 10th June 2019 Online application via eMercury (TBA)
Applications Close 19th July 2019
Interviews August, 2019 Held at the NCHER building
Notification of positions 16 Computer Match Notifications – Further information can be found on PMCV website:

For further information:

Download our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): NH GNMP FAQ 2019

What do I need to provide in my application?  NH GNMP Application Info

Contact Us:

Graduate Program Coordinators-  Nursing & Midwifery
Katia Forbes & Kate Duggan
(03) 8468 0765