Graduate nurse program

  • 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 specialty 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:

    • Child and Family centered care
    • Competence in Paediatric nursing practice
    • Engagement in critical questioning and reflective practice
    • Integration into effective multidisciplinary teams

    Graduate nurse program 2017

    Graduate Nurse Program 2017 Information Evening

    Final year nursing students are invited to attend an information evening about the 2017 Graduate Nurse Program at the Royal Children's Hospital on 19th May 2016.  The evening includes presentation on the application requirements and recruitment process, as well as information on the structure of the program at RCH. Due to anticipated interest, we request that you register via (Evenbrite). We look forward to seeing you at the Information Evening.

    Application process

    There are 2 steps in applying for a Graduate Nurse position at the Royal Children's Hospital:

    1. All candidates must register via PMVC Computer Match
    2. Apply online to The Royal Children's Hospital via the advertised position on our careers site.

    Online applications will open on Wednesday 1th June 2016, and candidates will be required to submit completed applications no later than 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2016.

    Further details regarding the application requirements will be advertised on this webpage by early May 2016.

    Application open for the RCH 1 June 2016
    Application close for the RCH 22 July 2016
    Notification of interviews by email
    Interviews 29 August 2016 – 9 September 2016
    Computer Match results available to applicants 11 October 2016
    RCH contact successful applicants 12 October 2016


    Anita Mach/ Chrissy Temperley

    Administrator, Nursing Education
    Telephone 9345 6716

    Mercy Thomas

    Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurses