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Graduate Nurse Programs

Graduate Nurse Programs

Everything you need to know about where and how to get into Nurse Graduate Programs in Australia

Graduate Nurse Programs, now called Transition to Professional Practice (TPP) or Transition to Professional Practice Programs (TPPP) are designed to facilitate the transition of the newly registered nurse, from novice to advanced beginner registered nurse, delivered over a 12-month period.

Most programs offer rotations across various areas of the hospital. Rotations might include options such as Medical, Surgical, High Dependency, Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Services, Emergency, Orthopaedic, Immunology, Respiratory, Vascular, Cardiothoracic, General Surgery, General Medicine, Neurology, Transplant, Trauma, Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, ENT Surgery, Rehabilitation, Drug & Alcohol, Urology, Day Stay, Renal/Nephrology, Gynaecology, Medical Assessment and Coordination Unit, Imaging, Dialysis, Endoscopy  and Post Anaesthetic Recovery Unit.

Throughout a TPPP program, graduates are typically offered clinical support, and will work with a preceptor to gain familiarity within the new clinical area and develop clinical skills. Additional support will typically be provided by Clinical Nurse Educators.

Programs are run by public hospitals and private hospitals. The following list is not exhaustive, but should provide some guidance to Graduate Nurses as to the availability of PPT programs available in Australia.

NSW

In NSW, graduate nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals via the NSW Health centralised annual recruitment platform, GradStart. Details can be found here. Private Hospitals manage applications for their own programs directly.

Victoria

 

  • Angliss Hospital
  • Box Hill Hospital
  • Healesville & District Hospital
  • Maroondah Hospital
  • The Peter James Centre
  • Spectrum
  • Turning Point
  • Wantirna Health
  • Yarra Ranges Health
  • Yarra Valley Community Health
  • Epworth Eastern
  • Epworth Freemasons
  • Epworth Geelong
  • Epworth Brighton
  • Epworth Camberwell
  • Epworth Hawthorn
  • Epworth Clinic (Mental Health)
  • Epworth Richmond Acute
  • Shepparton
  • Tatura
  • Waranga
  • Bulli District Hospital
  • Coledale Hospital
  • Illawarra Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Port Kembla Hospital
  • Shellharbour Hospital
  • Wollongong Day Surgery
  • Wollongong Hospital
  • Wollongong Private Hospital
  • David Berry Hospital
  • Milton Ulladulla Hospital
  • Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
  • Alpine Health
  • Benalla Health
  • Cooinda Village
  • Mansfield District Hospital
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta
  • Tallangatta Health
  • Yarrawonga Health
  • Broadmeadows Health Service
  • Bundoora Centre
  • The Northern Hospital (Epping)
  • Craigieburn Health Service
  • Frankston Private Hospital
  • Rosebud Hospital
  • Rosebud SurgiCentre
  • Aboriginal Graduate Nurse Program
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew
  • Western District Health Service (Hamilton)
  • Portland District Health
ACT

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Queensland

In QLD, graduate nurses and midwives to apply for employment in QLD public hospitals via the QLD Health centralised nursing and midwifery graduate portal. Details can be found here. Private Hospitals in QLD also manage applications for their own programs directly.

South Australia

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Northern Territory

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Western Australia

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Tasmania

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