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 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:

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

    Graduate Nurse News

    Recruitment for the 2015 Graduate Nurse Program is now complete with all positions filled via the PMCV computer match process.   Those who are unmatched at this time should refer to the PMCV for further information and advice.   RCH has no further graduate nurse positions available for 2015.

    Graduate Nurse Program 2015


    Key Dates

    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 applicants

    15 October 2014

    RCH contact successful applicants

    16 October 2014

    Group A commencement

     January 2015

    Group B commencement

     February 2015

    Useful links:


    Chrissy Temperley Administrator, Nursing Education  Phone 9345 6716 or
    Mercy Thomas         Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurses  C/o 9345 6716