Graduate Nurse Program (General Nursing)
Our Graduate Nurse Programs are designed for first year registered nurses and provide a supportive environment for the consolidation and further development of knowledge and skills, preparing you for future career opportunities.
What we offer
We offer 157 Graduate Nurse Positions across Alfred Health!
We want to ensure you maintain a healthy wellbeing whilst employed with Alfred Health. To do this, your graduate year is offered on a part time basis - 64 hours per fortnight (0.8EFT), to give you that work life balance, whilst supporting your ongoing study needs.
Each year we have four intakes of new graduates.
2022 intake dates
- Monday 10 January 2022
- Monday 7 February 2022
- Monday 4 April 2022
- Monday 11 July 2022
You are only required to submit one application - you are not required to submit a separate application for each intake.
Frequently asked questions
Yes - we encourage and support graduates studying Honours degrees. Please liaise with the GNP Coordinator to discuss plans to facilitate your studies.
You are able to indicate your preferred clinical preferences at interview & on the online application form.
We endeavour to match your preferences where possible, however there are some wards that are very popular & demand can be high for these positions. Due to the size of our graduate program not all preferences can be guaranteed.
If you do have particular interests, you are encouraged to find out more about the area, by contacting the Nurse Manager.
There will be opportunities to do this at either one of our Information Evenings or through an individually arranged meeting and tour of the area.
All graduates will be allocated two clinical rotations of six-month duration to enable graduates to consolidate knowledge & skills whilst obtaining broad experience within the graduate program. Graduates can then apply to move into other areas within the organisation in the future.
- Some clinical areas have a “Learning Journey” to support the professional development of nursing staff which includes specialty education
- Continuing Professional Development sessions
- The Consolidation and Transition Program (CaT). This program equates to one semester (2 subjects of the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care)
- Postgraduate studies in Acute Care, Cardiac, Periop, ED & ICU which are affiliated with either LaTrobe, Monash or Deakin Universities.
Each tertiary institution calculates their scores differently. Please liaise with student administration for your institution if you need assistance.
Some examples and useful links to help you:
- RMIT University – GPA is calculated out of 4, further information can be found here
- LaTrobe University – calculate their scores out of 100
- Australian Catholic University – scores are calculated on a scale of 1 to 7, further information can be found here
- Monash University - WAM scores are calculated out of 100.
The Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator will share information about The Alfred Health Graduate Program. Various other presenters including graduates will then introduce themselves, and share key aspects of their experience & involvement supporting graduates undertaking the program. Students can ask questions via the Q&A platform function on the webinar. Some of these questions will be answered during the session. Remaining questions will be posted to the website after the event.