Combined Graduate Nursing/Midwifery Program

The Combined Graduate Nursing/Midwifery Program is based across maternity services of Northern Health.  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 with over 3800 births annually. The unit comprises nine fully equipped birthing suites, 28 dedicated maternity beds and Level 5 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 Unit
Special Care Nursery
Acute Medical or Surgical

Education is ongoing.  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 and nurse.

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

Applications for our 2021 Program are not yet open.

Event Date Further Information
Information Sessions TBA
No bookings required
Northern Centre for Health Education & Research (NCHER),
Lecture Theatre – Level 1
185 Cooper Street, Epping.
NH-WeAreNorthern Bookmark 2019
Tours of The Northern Hospital TBA Booking is essential
Applications Open TBA
Applications Close TBA
Interviews August, 2020 Held at the NCHER building
Notification of positions 16

For further information:

Download our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions): NH GNMP FAQ 2020

What do I need to provide in my application? NH Application requirements 2020

Contact Us:

Graduate Program Coordinators-  Nursing & Midwifery
Katia Forbes & Kate Duggan
graduatenurses@nh.org.au
(03) 8468 0765

185 Cooper Street,
Epping VIC 3076