Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Nurse Program for 2022

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
    • day oncology
    • community, and
    • residential aged care.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information and download the Graduate Nurse Program brochure 2022 .

Collaborative rotation experiences:

  • 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 – 2022
  • Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative Graduate Experience
    Stawell Regional Health seeking to hear from candidates passionate about a career in Indigenous health partnering with Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative.

The Graduate Nurse Program also includes:

    • Tailored orientation (one week)
    • Supernumerary time in each clinical rotation area (one week)
    • Rostered study days with other Graduates in the region
    • Fortnightly graduate support sessions with the CNE
    • Use of an interactive online learning portal
    • Encouragement of post graduate study completion (such as COOP program).

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, 9 July 2021.

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 (you are allowed smile!).

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.

Contact us

For further information please contact the Education Team on 03 5358 8635 on weekdays. Alternatively email