2017 Graduate Nursing Program

Our 2017 Graduate Nurse Program will be advertised from September 2017. We advertise both locally and interstate via our website, employment websites and through university faculties. International students eligible for 485 Graduate Visas are welcome to apply.

Please see below for details of our Information Session and Site Tours. If you wish to join our notification list (to be notified when applications open) please leave your contact information with our Facility Educator: Sally King, sally.king@healthscope.com.au

Information Session

Date: Tuesday 11th October 5.00 – 6.30 PM

We provide an evening session in October to provide prospective Graduate Nurses with information about our Hospital and the Graduate Nurse Program. You will have access to the Senior Management Team, Nurse Unit Managers, Clinical Educators and Nursing staff – all of whom are available for you to ask questions.

Light refreshments will be provided and the session will conclude with a tour of the Hospital.  To book your place for the information session contact Sally King on Ph: 08 8920 6026 or Email: sally.king@healthscope.com.au

Site Tours

Site Tours are available at Darwin Private Hospital and are guided by the Facility Educator. To book a tour contact Sally King on Ph: 08 8920 6026 or Email: sally.king@healthscope.com.au

About Our Program

Darwin Private Hospital is committed to ensuring your Graduate Nursing Program provides a range of experiences in your first year of nursing via a supported, friendly and flexible environment. You will be able to develop and consolidate your skills whilst working within our multi-disciplinary team setting.

We recruit 12 Graduate Nurses (9 x RN, 3 x EN) into our February intake for the one year program. Participants are employed 4 days/32 hours per week on average (0.8 FTE). Initial rotations are allocated to Jacana (Medical/Surgical) and Corella (Sub-acute Medical/Rehabilitation) wards, with the option for a 3rd specialty rotation.

Each new intake starts off with a comprehensive 2 day orientation to the organization, as well as supernumerary shifts at the beginning of each ward rotation. After completing two rotations, you have the opportunity to apply for a specialty rotation towards the end of your graduate year – and subsequently enroll in the Post Graduate Study Program to facilitate your ongoing learning. 

Graduates are a valuable part of our workforce and we are always exploring ways to enhance your experience, such as through our Post Graduate education program in conjunction with the University of Tasmania. We offer a two year, part time, study option after your graduate year, this assists you to focus on a specialty area of your interest. 

GNP Applications

Should you wish to submit your GNP application prior to the official opening date, please forward your documents and letter to: Sally King, DPH Facility Educator sally.king@healthscope.com.au

Your total application must be in PDF format MAXIMUM 20 pages. Your documentation must include the following:

  • Cover letter addressed to Sally King – DPH Facility Educator
  • CV/Resume
  • 2 x Referees (include Name, Title, Contact details)
  • Academic Transcript (Unofficial Transcript is acceptable if you have not completed your degree)
  • 3 x Placements reports (most recent placements)
  • Visa conditions if not an Australian/New Zealand Citizen