Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Nurse Program 2017

Our mission is to provide the best possible care for our community. Our values and accompanying behaviours are underpinned by trust, respect, accountability, communication and safety.

Launch your nursing career with Stawell Regional Health

Our Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) is a formal program which supports nursing graduates during their first year transitioning to professional practice. The program enables new Registered Nurses to consolidate and further develop their knowledge, skills and competence under supervision and guidance. The supportive program provides a platform for the development of safe, confident and accountable nursing professionals.  The opportunities that Stawell Regional Health provide create a strong foundation for a nursing career.


GNP is co-ordinated by the Clinical Support Nurse Educator and graduates are supported by members of the Education Team and experienced preceptors in a 52 week program.

The main clinical rotation areas at Stawell Regional Health are perioperative, acute medical/surgical and residential care. There is an exciting opportunity to also gain experience in day oncology, district nursing and urgent care.

Merge Program                                      

Stawell Regional Health has a collaborative partnership with Western Health and there is an opportunity to participate in a graduate exchange program to gain experience in a metropolitan hospital as part of your graduate year.                               MeRGE Information Brochure

The Graduate Nurse Program also includes:our-people-careers-careers-acu-student-plancement-2

    • Orientation
    • Supernumerary time in each clinical rotation with experienced preceptors
    • Attendance at rostered study days at SRH and with other Graduates in the Grampians Region.
    • Fortnightly graduate support sessions with the CSNE
    • Use of an interactive online learning portal

Selection & Recruitment Process:

Stawell Regional Health participates in the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) computer matching system. Prospective graduates must be eligible to participate in the system for consideration for the GNP. Eligibility criteria can be found at

Applications are to be posted in hard copy to Stawell Regional Health and must include:

  • A letter of application outlining career objectives and rotation stream preferences.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of all Clinical Placement Books and Assessments from 2nd and 3rd year placements.
  • Minimum of two professional referees from clinical placements (excluding mental health placements).
  • Certified copy of academic transcript.
  • A passport photo.

Employment Conditions: Candidates must have current registration with AHPRA. Classification is based on the Victorian Nurses Award and the current Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

A probationary period of three months applies to all graduates based on their performance appraisal. Annual leave can be taken as negotiated with the Nurse Unit Managers of relevant rotation areas.

Nurse Graduate Program Brochure

Contact us: For further information or if you would like to visit SRH please contact the Education Team on 03 5358 8637 or 03 5358 8635 on weekdays to arrange a time. Alternatively email