Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Nurse Program 2021

SRH’s vision is caring for our community. Our values represent the key areas our workforce commits to everyday and play a critical role in shaping how we operate as an organisation.

We continue to work on embedding the organisation’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence  across the organisation to promote a positive workplace culture.

Community Care – Our community speaks to those we serve, those we work alongside, those we partner with and those we are accountable to:

Compassion – We are kind and considerate in our care for others.

Accountability – We each take personal responsibility for our decisions and actions.

Respect – We value how people are different and diverse.

Excellence – We continually strive to deliver quality, efficient and evidence-based services.

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 coordinated by the Clinical Education Coordinator with support by the members of the Clinical Education Team, including the Clinical Nurse Educator 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, community nursing and the Urgent Care Centre.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information and download the Graduate Nurse Program brochure 2021.

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. Click here to download the MeRGE-Information-Sheet-SRH-WH

The Graduate Nurse Program also includes:

    • Tailored orientation
    • Supernumerary time in each clinical rotation area
    • Rostered study days with other Graduates in the 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 Wednesday, 5 August 2020.

The application must include:

  • A letter of application outlining career objectives, how you currently demonstrate our values 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.

Download the Graduate Nurse Program brochure 2021  – Further information is also available on our Frequently Asked Question page.

Contact us: For further information please contact the Education Team on 03 5358 8637 or 03 5358 8635 on weekdays. Alternatively email