Here's a range of questions people ask about the Graduate Nurse Program...
Two - January and February
Approximately 105 - 115
We have a full time Graduate Nurse Program. Please contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator to find out more.
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.
Yes, four 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.
We offer two clinical rotations. Each rotation is six months in duration. The aim is consolidation.
A wide variety of clinical placements are available both in the acute and sub-acute setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feedback will only be provided upon appointment following Computer Match results. This feedback would be given in late October.
Contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator via email or telephone as soon as possible.