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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

    2022 Graduate Nurse Program Online Information Session

    The 2022 GNP Information Session was held via online webinar. Please view the recording below.



    Key dates 2022 program (*subject to change in line with PMVC dates)

    RCH Application open and closing date    Monday 7th June - Friday 9th July 2021*
    Online medication test (sent via email)  Friday 9th - Wednesday 14th July 2021*
    Shortlisting Process   Mid-Late July 2021*
    Notification of interviews by email (following shortlisting stage)  Early August 2021*
    Interviews  Mid-Late August 2021*
    Allocation & Placement (PMCV) results available to applicants 
    Early October*
    RCH contacts successful applicants  Early October (following PMVC results)*
    Intake one commencement  Jan/Feb 2022 (subject to change as required)
    Intake two commencement  March/April 2022 (subject to change as required)


    Key contacts

    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4:30pm                         

    Administrator, Nursing Education

    Chrissy Temperley
    Telephone: 9345 6716
    Email: nursing.education@rch.org.au

    Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurse Programs

    Meagan Roumani
    Telephone: 9345 5768
    mail: nursing.education@rch.org.au

    Psychiatric Nurse Consultant

    Laura Hainsworth
    Telephone: 9345 6937
    Email: laura.hainsworth@rch.org.au