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Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Nurse Program

Creating purpose-trained nurses who have a long-lasting career at Austin Health and provide reliable, safe, patient-centred care.

About our program

The Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) at Austin Health is well established and takes between 250-300 graduate nurses each year across all our streams.

Our graduate nurses participate in a well-structured and highly supportive program that offers many learning and development opportunities across our four sites.

We believe that graduate support and education is everyone’s business, and this is the culture that we foster at Austin Health.

The nursing education and ward teams strive to achieve best practice clinical learning environments for our graduate nurses, ensuring we deliver the best patient experiences and develop our early career nurses for a robust career in nursing.

Program streams

What we offer

  • Dedicated Graduate Coordinator
  • Dedicated Graduate Nurse Educator
  • Two rotations (6 months each)
  • Large variety of acute and specialty rotations
  • Opportunities to work in high dependency units
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Supernumerary time each rotation
  • Dedicated study days for each stream
  • Online learning
  • Structured reflective practice

Benefits of working at Austin Health

We offer a range of benefits, including salary packaging, wellbeing programs and staff discounts.

A safe and inclusive workplace

We are committed to supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, by providing an inclusive environment where all cultures are valued and respected. We have a number of initiatives in place to support this commitment.

As a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Graduate and Cadetship Network there is a dedicated support and guidance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. 

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Attend an information session

We will be holding several information sessions in April and May, to meet and speak with nursing students preparing for PMCV GNMP Applications. Join us for an engaging and informative face-to-face or online event tailored specifically for third-year nursing students preparing to embark on their journey into the 2025 Graduate Nurse Programs at Austin Health.




Tuesday 30 April 2024 5pm to 7pm All streams
Wednesday 8 May 2024 5pm to 7pm (online) All streams
Thursday 16 May 2024 5pm to 7pm All streams
Monday 20 May 2024 5pm to 7pm Mental health only
Tuesday 28 May 2024 10am to 12.30pm (online) All streams

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Beyond the graduate year

Austin Health provides a wide range of opportunities beyond the Graduate Nurse Program, with more than 92 per cent of graduates staying on with Austin Health after completion.

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Graduate Nurse Program


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