A nursing career at The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement.

Abigail, Fiona, Alberto and Yanan tell their stories of nursing at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Nursing at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

When The Royal Melbourne Hospital first opened its doors 170 years ago it was with 10 beds, a matron, two nurses, medical and domestic staff.

Today, we operate across two major campuses, in Melbourne city and Parkville, with more than 1000 beds. More than 40% of our people are nurses. We are also a part of the broader Melbourne Health network which includes Victoria’s largest mental health service, North Western Mental Health.

As a major tertiary hospital The Royal Melbourne Hospital offers a vast range of clinical speciality areas and a supportive culture. We know that our nurses join us for a range of different reasons and at different stages of their career. Whether you are beginning or advancing your career we’re always happy to have a conversation about what nursing with our team might mean to you.

As an organisation, the way we work together to achieve our vision is guided by our values of caring, respect, unity, integrity and excellence. We are committed to living our values in everything we do and building a positive, safe, patient focused culture to be a great place to work and a great place to be cared for.

Denise Heinjus
Executive Director, Nursing Services

Nursing is evolving

With a long history in nursing and a large modern nursing workforce we know that the role of nurses is evolving. Many of our nurses are now leading the way in nursing education, and patient safety and quality.

Knowing this, we are proud to invest in our nurses to help them develop and grow their careers via learning opportunities, fellowships and more.

We also know that, for many of our nurses, there’s an ongoing balance between career aspiration and juggling the demands of everyday life. To support, we offer our nurses a comprehensive range of career opportunities, resources and employment options to meet their individual needs.

You can find out more about our current nursing career and learning options below.

Nursing opportunities at the RMH

We have a vast range of general and specialty areas of nursing at the RMH for undergraduate, graduate and post graduate nurses. Find out more about these nursing opportunities.

Registered nurses with experience can find out more about current vacancies using our Job Search.

Nursing opportunities at NorthWestern Mental Health

Registered nurses with mental health experience can find out more about current vacancies at NorthWestern Mental Health.

Nurse Bank

Melbourne Health Bank provides the opportunity for registered nurses, clerks and personal care attendants to enjoy the flexibility of casual work, with the benefits of belonging to a leading health care provider.

Find our more about Melbourne Health Bank.

Nursing education

Find our more about our nursing education programs at the RMH.

Nursing continuing education

Find out more about our short course program for nurses.