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Graduate nurses

  • Graduate Nurse Program

    The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) is designed for newly graduated registered nurses to develop specific knowledge and skills required to work in a tertiary paediatric 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 

    More information

    Graduate Nurse Program Hybrid Information Session

    2023 Graduate Nurse Program Online Information Session Recording

    Key Dates 2024 Program (*subject to change in line with PMVC dates)

    Graduate Nurse Program Hybrid Information Session Wednesday 24th May 4:30-5:30pm 
    RCH Application open and closing date    Monday 5th June - Friday 7th July 2023 at 5:00pm*
    Online medication test (sent via email)  Monday 10 - Thursday 13 July via email (please check your junk folder before contacting us)
    Shortlisting Process   July 2023
    Notification of interviews by email (following shortlisting stage)  First week of August via email invitation 
    Interviews  August 2023 
    Allocation & Placement (PMCV) results available to applicants 
    Monday 2 October 2023 at 10am*
    RCH contacts successful applicants  Early October 2023 (following PMVC results)*
    Intake one commencement  Jan/Feb 2024 (subject to change as required)
    Intake two commencement  March/April 2024 (subject to change as required)

    Key contacts

    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4:00pm                         

    Administrator, Nursing Education

    Chrissy Temperley and/or Ellie Codman
    Telephone: 9345 6716

    Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurse Programs

    Meagan Roumani
    Telephone: 9345 6716

    Claudia Barriga
    Telephone: 9345 6716

    Psychiatric Nurse Consultant

    Laura Hainsworth
    Telephone: 9345 6937