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The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Graduate Nursing Program (GNP) is designed for newly graduate registered nurses to develop specific knowledge and skills required to work in this children's speciality hospital. This is a structured program with integrated study days and debriefing sessions to assist the graduate nurse to practice in a safe and supportive environment as a confident and accountable professional.
The Program is designed to promote:
Applications for the 2015 Graduate Nurse Program are now open. Please see details below on the application process, review the Position Description or read our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
There are 2 steps in applying for a Graduate Nurse position a the Royal Children's Hospital:
(Max. 4 pages)
(Min. 2 contacts)
The interview process will take approximately 20-30 minutes, and candidates will meet with a small panel of senior nursing staff. The interview is an opportunity for applicant to demonstrate:
If you are shortlisted further information regarding the process will be provided you with your invitation for interview.
The program offers the graduate nurse a structured 12 month program that provides support and education through preceptorship, clinical skills development, debrief sessions and ongoing theoretical study in a dedicated clinical area. Each graduate nurse is allocated at least one preceptor and will have access to Clinical Nurse Facilitators, Clinical Nurse Educators and Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurses to support the transition process from advanced beginner to a competent nurse. The graduate nurse will have supernumerary time with their preceptor/s for up to six weeks of the program (this varies depending on unit speciality requirements) to enable transition to the new practice setting.
The content of the program comprises of both clinical and theoretical components. The clinical component will comprise of full time rostered shifts in an allocated clinical area to develop the skills and attributes of nursing, while the theoretical component of the program is presented through study days focused on developing the knowledge for assessment and management of paediatric patients. It is a yearlong series of learning and work experience. Graduate nurses will be employed on a permanent basis as a Registered Nurse, making you part of the organisation right from day one. Graduate Nurses will gain competence and confidence by working closely with our experienced teams and will be fully supported throughout the course of the year in the GNP program.
Applications open for RCH
4 June 2014
Applications close for RCH
24 July 2014
Notification of interviews by email
11-22 August 2014
25 August 2014 - 9 September 2014
Computer Match results available to
15 October 2014
RCH contact successful applicants
16 October 2014
Group A commencement
Group B commencement