Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

The Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program provides newly registered enrolled nurses with a supportive environment to consolidate knowledge and skills with ongoing permanent employment on completion of the program. 


Eight months

Intake months

January, June, October

Number of rotations


General Information

The Enrolled Nurse (EN) Graduate Nurse Program is an eight-month program with intakes in January, June and October. EN graduates complete two four-month rotations, with one in an acute ward and one in a subacute area. The EN graduate will have an opportunity to request preferences for rotation which are considered with availability.

The program aims to provide a supportive safe environment with a wide variety of clinical experience for EN graduates as they develop their general nursing knowledge and skills. 

The program includes:

  • 2 x 4 month rotations with the opportunity to request preferences dependant on availability.
  • Choice of working hours including full time (including ADO) or part time employment of 8 or 9 days per fortnight.
  • Orientation program
  • Supernumerary time on commencement of all rotations
  • Annual leave as accrued
  • Graduate study days
  • ‘Wise Wednesday’ – Weekly in-service education sessions
  • Professional development leave for ongoing education
  • Online learning modules
  • Advanced skills available
  • Seven day rotating roster
  • LEAP day – get paid to be supernumerary in an area of choice and to try it out.


We support our EN Graduates’ development through a team of excellent educators. 

  • Graduate coordinators
  • Graduate clinical nurse educators
  • Clinical support nurses available seven days per week with Monday to Friday PM cover
  • Preceptor allocated for all rotations
  • Senior support from NUM/ANUM’s and clinical nurse specialists
  • Regular debrief sessions face to face and online
  • Team App for instant messaging and communication
  • Employee Assistance Program

Areas available for rotation

The program is designed to provide a variety of rotation to consolidate your nursing skills. Rotations may be at any of the Peninsula Health site, including Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, Golf Links Road and The Mornington Centre.

Rotations are guided by graduate preference and availability enabling us to build a program to suit individual career goals.


  • Neurological medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • General medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastics
  • General surgery
  • Oncology
  • Rehabilitation


  • Dementia and behaviours of concern
  • Neurological rehab
  • Orthopaedic rehab
  • General rehab

Further information

For more information on this program, download our information booklet.