Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Nurse Program 2019

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) supports newly registered nurses as they transition to professional practice. The program enables graduates 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.

Opportunities obtained throughout the program at SRH provide strong foundations for a career in nursing.


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

Rotation areas for graduates may include perioperative, acute medical/surgical and residential aged care with opportunities to gain experience in day oncology, district nursing and the Urgent Care Centre.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Metropolitan Rural Graduate Experience Program   (Merge)                                     

The Merge Program is a collaborative partnership between Stawell Regional Health and Western Health which provides an opportunity for a graduate nurse to gain experience in a specialised clinical area within a metropolitan setting.

MeRGE Information Brochure MeRGE Information Sheet – SRH-WH

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

    • Extensive Orientation
    • Supernumerary time in each clinical rotation area with experienced preceptors
    • Rostered study days with other Graduates in the Grampians Region.
    • Fortnightly graduate support sessions with the CNE
    • 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 program. Eligibility criteria can be found at

Applications are to be emailed and posted in hard copy to Stawell Regional Health by Friday July 19, 2019.

The application must include:

  • A letter of application outlining career objectives and rotation 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 2nd and 3rd year 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

Further information is available on our Frequently Asked Question page

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