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 - 2015

    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 2016

     Information Evening

    Final year nursing students are invited to attend the 2016 Graduate Nurse Program  information evening on Thursday 28th May 2015.

    Date:   Thursday 28th May 2015

    Time:  4.30pm to 5.30pm  (doors open at 4.15pm)

    Venue:  Ella Latham Auditorium, Ground Floor, The Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville.

    The presentation will cover information on the application process,  requirements as well as key information on the program structure.   We are expecting a significant number of attendees,  so to secure you place you will need to register through our online booking system.      Attendees will be required to present their current university ID card and printed ticket for entry.     Only one ticket is available per student due to venue restrictions.  

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Information Evening.      All queries regarding the Information Evening should be directed to the Nursing Education Administrator on Phone  9345 6716  or email

     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 4th June 2015, and candidates will be required to submit completed applications no later than 5pm on Friday 24th July 2015.

     Further details regarding the application requirements will be advertised on this webpage by early May 2015.

    Key Dates

     Applications open for RCH

    4 June 2015

    Applications close for RCH

    24 July 2015

    Notification of interviews by email

    10-21 August 2015


    24 August 2015 - 8 September 2015

    Computer Match results available to applicants

    13 October 2015

    RCH notification to successful applicants

    14 October 2015

    Group A commencement

     January 2016

    Group B commencement

     February 2016

     Useful links:


    Anita Mach  Administrator, Nursing Education  Phone 9345 6716 or
    Mercy Thomas         Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurses