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Graduate Programs @ Peninsula Health

Graduate Nurse and Midwife Programs – 2021

Peninsula Health provides an environment of support conducive to the continuing development of the beginning practitioner. Five Graduate Program streams are available for newly registered Nurses and Midwives.

Your health and safety is very important to us. Whilst our 2021 Information Sessions and Tours have been cancelled due to our organisation’s focus on COVID-19, we are still able to answer your queries and we would like to keep in touch. Please email us at gnmp@phcn.vic.gov.au if you have any questions about our programs or the application process. We are establishing a process to conduct interviews online and we will provide an update once this has been finalised.

Applications open on Wednesday 10 June, 2020, and close on Friday 17 July, 2020.

Graduate Nurse Program – General & Sub-Acute Streams

The Graduate Nurse Program is a 12-month program commencing annually in February. Small June/October intakes are also scheduled. General and Sub-acute Streams are conducted concurrently through the Program. Full time (including ADO) and part time positions are available. All applicants must be registered with the Victorian Allocation and Placement Service to be considered for a first-round position in the program. Non Allocation and Placement Service applications may only be considered after 12 October.

All program participants complete three clinical rotations: two are core rotations and the third rotation can be an elective rotation in one of the specialty areas listed on the fact sheet. Four paid Continuing Professional Development days are provided. The content reflects the learning needs of the beginning practitioner. All Graduate Nurses have access to Team App for communication and additional support.

Graduate Nurse Program information

Graduate Nurse Program – Mental Health

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 clinical area 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 Clinical Supervision with Mental Health Nurse Educators. This assists with professional growth through reflective practice. All applicants must be registered with Victorian Allocation and Placement Service to be considered for a position in the program.

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 also consolidate their nursing knowledge and skills. All applicants must be registered with Victorian Allocation and Placement Service to be considered for a first-round position in the program. Non Allocation and Placement Service applications may be considered after 12 October.

Graduate Midwife Program information