Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice

The Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program aims to support you in an educational and clinical setting as you make your transition from student to Registered Nurse. We will facilitate your transition to practice by providing you with opportunities to consolidate your undergraduate skills and knowledge, integrate theory to practice and further develop your professional and clinical skills through a structured, clinically-focused program.

Support is the key to success as a graduate nurse.  Our Clinical Nurse Educators, Clinical Support Nurses, nurse 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, addressing both clinical and administrative aspects of nursing over a comprehensive program in our state-of-the-art Northern Centre for Health Education and Research.

Rotations of 6 months each, across two clinical areas will allow you time to consolidate and build confidence and independence. Each rotation is supported by supernumerary time with your preceptor.  As a graduate nurse you will have the opportunity to work across all Northern Health’s campuses: The Northern Hospital, Bundoora Centre, Craigieburn Centre and Broadmeadows Hospital. We offer a diverse range of clinical rotations and request your preferences when we make our position offers.

Clinical area rotations: 

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.  In-services, short-courses, workshops and seminars are always available.  There are many avenues to further your formal education following your graduate year.

Employment in our graduate program is over a 53 week period, on a part-time basis – working 8 shifts per fortnight. Your annual leave timing is negotiated with your NUM, and night duty is restricted to a 2 weeks in each rotation.

Applications for our 2021 Program are not yet open.

Event Date Further Information
Information Sessions Dates 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 Dates TBA Booking is essential
Applications Open TBA
Applications Close TBA
Interviews August, 2020 Held at the NCHER building
Notification of positions 110

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

Visit Health and Human services, or click to download the NurseMidwifeGraduateHandbook2019

Contact Us:

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

185 Cooper Street,
Epping VIC 3076