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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

    GNP information evening recording

    The online RCH GNP information evening was hosted on Tuesday May 26th. The recording from this event is below. 


    Key dates 2021 program (Updated in line with PMCV dates)

    RCH Application open and closing date    Monday 13th July- Wednesday 5th August, 2020
    Online medication test (sent via email)  Early August, 2020
    Shortlisting Process   Early August, 2020
    Notification of interviews by email (following shortlisting stage)  Mid- August, 2020
    Interviews  Late August/Early September 
    Allocation & Placement (PMCV) results available to applicants 
    Monday 19th October, 2020 
    RCH contacts successful applicants  Tuesday 20th October, 2020 
    Intake one commencement  TBC 
    Intake two commencement  TBC 

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

    Psychiatric Nurse Consultant

    Anthony Purdon
    Telephone: 9345 5526
    Email: anthony.purdon@rch.org.au