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Graduate Programs @ Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health Graduate Nurse Programs – 2022

Peninsula Health provides an environment of support conducive to the development of the beginning practitioner. Five Graduate Program streams are available for newly registered Nurses and Midwives. All applicants must be registered with the Victorian Allocation and Placement Service to be considered for a first-round position in the program commencing February 2022. Non-Allocation and Placement Service applications will be considered after 15 October 2021 for certain streams only.

To apply for a job or Graduate program at Peninsula Health, please visit https://peninsula.mercury.com.au/

We are able to answer your queries via our email gnmp@phcn.vic.gov.au or by calling the following numbers: 

  • General Program: (03) 9784 7731
  • Midwifery Program: (03) 9784 8380
  • Mental Health Program: (03) 9784 7118

Graduate Nurse Program – General

The Graduate Nurse Program is a 12-month program commencing annually in February. A small mid-year intake is also planned. Full time (including ADO) and part time positions are available. Graduates complete three, four-month clinical rotations. We offer rotations at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, Golf Links Road and The Mornington Centre. Nurses in our graduate program submit preferences which enables us to build a program of rotations to suit individual career goals – possibilities include rehabilitation, acute wards, Critical Care, geriatric evaluation and management, perioperative services and more.

We support our graduates’ development through paid continuing Professional Development days, ward-based education, online learning modules and a performance development and review framework, with the content reflecting the learning needs of the beginning practitioner. All Graduate Nurses are supported by a team of Educators and have access to Team App for communication and additional support.

Graduate Nurse Program information

Graduate Nurse Program – Mental health only & Mental Health/Nursing

The Mental Health Program offers new graduates the opportunity to develop the clinical and interpersonal skills to promote the wellbeing of individuals in the exciting field of mental health. Graduate Nurses are offered an initial one-year contract to facilitate completion of the first year of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health). Graduate Nurses will experience inpatient units within the first year and a community mental health clinical area or inpatient mental health or nursing clinical area (combined program) during the second year of the program (progression to second year is dependent on satisfactory completion of first year both academically and clinically).

Each Graduate Nurse will have the opportunity to participate in individual clinical supervision with experienced mental health clinicians and in-group reflective practice sessions to assist with professional growth through reflective practice.

Mental Health Program information

Graduate Midwife Program – Midwifery only & Midwifery/Nursing Streams

The Graduate Midwife Program is a 12-month program structured to enable both single-degree Midwifery and double degree Midwifery/Nursing Graduates to consolidate their respective knowledge and skills. Graduates will rotate through all areas of the Women’s Health Unit, Women’s Services and Special Care Nursery. A three-month rotation within a general medical/surgical ward enables combined-stream graduates to consolidate their nursing knowledge and skills.

Graduate Midwife Program information