Graduate Nurse Programs

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Graduate Nurse Programs

Registered Nurses

Alexandra District Health participates in a collaborative Graduate Nurse Program in partnership with Eastern Health. This program is unique and has been designed to enable Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Degree to experience a diverse range of clinical experiences in a rural setting. Eastern Health is the nearest metropolitan referral centre from Alexandra.

As part of the collaborative Graduate Nurse Program, Alexandra District Health offers:

  • A 6-month rotation working on the acute general medical/surgical ward (the other 6 months will be at Eastern Health).
  • Opportunities to experience our Urgent Care Centre, Operating Theatre and Community Health services.
  • 4 x Graduate positions per annum, 0.84 EFT (8 shifts per fortnight).
  • Support from an allocated nurse preceptor and Training and Development team
  • Participation in Graduate Nurse specific study days and learning opportunities
  • Development of an understanding and appreciation for the rewards and challenges of working in a Rural Health Service
  • Subsidised fully furnished accommodation is available

Applications are open for the 2022 collaborative Graduate Registered Nurse Program. Click here for more information.

Enrolled Nurses

This program provides newly graduated Enrolled Nurses the opportunity to participate in a supportive program that will assist them to transition from the novice Enrolled Nurse during their first year of registration.

As part of the Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program, Alexandra District Health offers:

  • A fixed-term 12-month contract, 0.84 EFT (8 shifts per fortnight) rostered on our acute medical/surgical ward
  • Opportunities to experience our Urgent Care Centre, Operating Theatre and Community Health services.
  • Support from Enrolled Nurse mentors & the Training and Development team
  • Participation in study days and learning opportunities specifically tailored to the Enrolled Nurse skillset
  • Development of an understanding and appreciation for the rewards and challenges of working in a Rural Health Service
  • Subsidised fully furnished accommodation is available

If you would like more information on our graduate nurse programs or to arrange a visit to our Health Service, please contact Natasha Bowater, Manager Training and Development on Natasha.Bowater@adh.org.au or phone (03) 5772 0888.

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