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Graduate Programs @ Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health Graduate Nurse Programs – 2021

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 in February. Non Allocation and Placement Service applications will be considered after 19 October for certain streams only.

Your health and safety is very important to us. Whilst our 2021 face-to-face information sessions and tours have been cancelled due to social distancing guidelines, we are still able to answer your queries and 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. Our virtual information sessions are scheduled on:

  • Thursday, 18th June 2020 at 10 am
  • Saturday, 20th June 2020 at 2 pm
  • Monday, 6th July 2020 at 7 pm

Bookings: Please click here to book one of the virtual information sessions.

Information about interview process will be provided during the virtual information sessions.

Peninsula Health graduate applications open on Wednesday 15 July, 2020, and close on Wednesday 5 August, 2020.

Graduate Nurse Program – General

The Graduate Nurse Program is a 12-month program commencing annually in February. Small June & October intakes are 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, ICU, 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 also consolidate their nursing knowledge and skills.

Graduate Midwife Program information