Here's a range of questions people ask about the Graduate Nurse Program...

How many intakes do you offer?

Two - January and February

How many positions do you offer?

Approximately 112 - 120

Do you offer part and full time positions?

We have a 0.8 EFT Graduate Nurse Program. Full time positions are limited to the perioperative area only. Please contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator to find out more.

Do you provide an orientation program?

Yes, we provide a comprehensive program including general hospital orientation, ward orientation and a Graduate Nurse Program specific orientation program. 

This GNP specific orientation program provides an opportunity for graduates to meet with other graduates and share experiences. It also provides tips on time management, safety with medications, intravenous pump management and a whole lot more.

Do you have supernumerary days?

Yes, 3 - 4 days are provided following the GNP orientation program.

Following this orientation graduates usually feel much more confident and ready to start their graduate year. For those who need a little extra time, additional supernumerary days can be arranged.

How many clinical rotations do you offer?

We offer two clinical rotations. Each rotation is six months in duration. The aim is consolidation.

What kind of clinical rotations do you offer?

A wide variety of clinical placements are available both in the acute and sub-acute setting.

What kind of professional study days do you offer?

All study days are paid. The Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, in conjunction with the Nursing Education team, develop study days relevant to the clinical environment you are working in.

Are graduates able to attend other educational activities within the hospital?

Absolutely, many graduate nurses have attended short courses provided by Nursing Education.

There are always in-services provided each day in the clinical areas. The opportunities are endless.

Do you have a preceptorship program?

Yes, you will work with your preceptor for a period of 4-6 weeks where you will work similar shifts. All preceptors are trained and are of tremendous support to you during your graduate year.

Who else will support me in my graduate program?

We have ward specific Clinical Nurse Educators, as well as Clinical Support Nurses who are there to support graduate nurses.

The Nurse Unit Managers, Associate Nurse Unit Managers and Clinical Nurse Specialists are also available to support you in the clinical area.

How do I apply?

Find out more about the application process.

What is the interview format?

All interviews are personal interviews with yourself and an interview team of two people. As part of the interview, you will be asked some very basic drug calculation questions. And yes, you will be able to use a calculator!

Find out more about the application process.

Do you have an entrance exam?


Find out more about the application process.

Can I receive feedback about my application at any time?

Feedback will only be provided upon appointment following Computer Match results. This feedback would be given in late October.

What if I am unable to attend my scheduled interview appointment?

Contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator via email or telephone as soon as possible.