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Graduate Nurses

Graduating soon? We recognise that nurses commencing their careers need opportunities to apply and further their knowledge and skills in a supportive environment. Our hospitals offer a range of graduate nurse programs for both enrolled and registered nurses. This page will provide you with general information on each program.

Our programs are structured to develop your confidence and competence and provide greater career opportunities upon completion.

We encourage you to contact the hospital of interest to find out more about their local program.

Healthscope’s Graduate Nurse Program is designed to open doors into the many facets of nursing care through:

  • Comprehensive orientation and preceptorship support
  • Paid study days to support and encourage growthSpeciality rotations and potential for experience in other Healthscope hospitals
  • Customised programs for rehabilitation and mental health

Healthscope prides itself on its ability to help realise your potential through providing:

  • Rich clinical experience
  • Flexible hours and promotion of family-friendly workplaces
  • Supported post-grad education in specialty areas and other professional development to cement and extend your knowledge
  • Career advancement opportunities for motivated candidates to make their mark in the company through progression into management roles

We have a clear direction for growth in our hospitals, with facility developments and expansion of services providing staff with many opportunities to work in state of the art facilities.

The many opportunities to build a rewarding career in nursing, makes now an exciting time to join Healthscope.

Taking the step from education to the workplace can be an exciting but challenging experience for a graduate nurse.

In undertaking your graduate nurse program at a Healthscope hospital you will get a broad spectrum of experience in a supportive environment.

Our Graduate Nurse Programs are coordinated locally on site and will generally include:

  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Ongoing paid study days to support and encourage growth
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hospitals rotations available during the Graduate Nurse Program
  • Preceptorship support
  • Full-time or part-time options
  • Opportunities for education in speciality areas including assistance in paying fees

We believe clinical rotations in the many facets of nursing care are essential to broaden your experience and help you determine the nurse you want to be. Depending on the program, rotations may include:

  • Operating Suite
  • Intensive Care
  • Coronary Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiothoracics
  • Surgical
  • Accident Emergency
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience
  • Midwifery
  • Medical
  • Day Procedure
  • Mental Health

Be sure you talk to the Graduate Nurse Coordinator at the Healthscope hospital you are interested in to see what rotations are available.

Australian Applicants

We welcome applications from enrolled and registered nurses who are approaching graduation or recently graduated. Before you can commence work, and therefore your graduate program, you will require registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can find out more about the registration process at www.ahpra.gov.au

International Applicants

We accept applications from recently graduated international registered nurses. If applying from overseas, you will still need to meet the criteria for registration as a Registered Nurse /Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

There are Registration Standards for nurses and midwives that can be very important to international graduates in relation to English language requirements The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website provides this information.

International graduates are urged to start the registration process early (at least six months before completion of the course).

Healthscope offers the necessary visa sponsorship for international applicants who gain places in our graduate programs.

Healthscope is a leading healthcare provider with an uncompromising focus on high quality clinical outcomes, systems, processes, staff, equipment and facilities.

Our graduate program gives you the opportunity to become part of our diverse, committed and highly skilled workforce and offers:

  • Rich clinical experience and a variety of specialties with customised programs which range from intensive care, cardiac care, operating suite, mental health, obstetrics and rehabilitation; depending on the Healthscope hospital you choose for your grad program.
  • Comprehensive orientation and preceptorship support
  • Paid study days to support and encourage growth
  • Potential for experience in other Healthscope hospitals
  • Flexible hours and promotion of family-friendly workplaces
  • Opportunities for further supported post-graduate education and professional development to consolidate and extend your knowledge
  • Career advancement opportunities for motivated candidates to make their mark at Healthscope through progression into management and specialist roles

Wouldn’t you want to take part?

Thank you for showing interest in Healthscope's Graduate Nurse Program.

If you would like to apply for a Graduate Nurse Program please see our job board below and apply directly via the provided links.

Alternativley you can apply for our graduate programs at the hospital of your choice by:

  • Direct application to the Graduate Nurse Coordinator or Director of Nursing - contact details can be found via the Application Directory.

This usually requires a cover letter, your CV and academic transcript, referees and clinical reports from two recent placements); or

  • via PMCV Computer Match for some Victorian hospitals

The following links may also be useful:

For graduate program enquiries, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at the Healthscope hospital you are interested in.

See our Application Directory for details.

Some of our hospitals also offer information sessions and we are also represented at a number of graduate expos.

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