Graduate Registered Nurse Program 2025

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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Bairnsdale - Outer Gippsland area
Reference: VG/BRHS/QUALED/1796709
Closing Date: 21-Jun-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Graduate Registered Nurse Program - January intake 2025 - May 2024.pdf (PDF, 246KB)

Contact: Liz Barlow, Learning Support and Development Manag
03 5150 3611

Position Details

Graduate Registered Nurse Program January Intake 2025.

Why Choose a Graduate Registered Nurse Program at BRHS:

  • We offer a personalised learning program supported by experienced health professionals who are dedicated to seeing you grow and succeed in your Graduate year.
  • Our goal is for you to acquire, experience and build knowledge within a supportive environment, enabling you to become a competent, confident, accountable and professional health care practitioner.
  • We aim to equip our Graduate Registered Nurses with the skills and confidence to successfully initiate known theory with practice within the health care setting.
  • You will be encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout the Program and into your career.  
  • You will receive regular study days, education sessions, debrief sessions and be assigned a mentor to support your induction and development
  • At the completion of the Graduate Program you will have the option of choosing either to participate in our Transition Program or apply for ongoing employment in an area of your choice according to available EFT.

Our Program:

BRHS offers a single program providing the opportunity to consolidate practice in various areas in the clinical settings, including a potential primary health care rotation to our East Gippsland partner Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH) in Lakes Entrance.

  • 12 month program commencing January 2025
  • Permanent appointment (subject to performance)
  • Ongoing, 0.6 - 1.0 EFT by negotiation
  • 2 x 6 month rotational positions throughout the hospital
  • Rotations are available in; Medical/Surgical TAMBO ward, Medical/Palliative/Paediatrics Rotamah ward, Rehabilitation/ AOD Flanagan ward and Aged Care. Specialty rotations are available in; Emergency, Medical Imaging, Perioperative areas and Midwifery (dual degree graduates only), with the opportunity to indicate your preference. Off-site primary health care rotation also available

Read our full program brochure at Graduate Registered Nurse Program | Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (

How to Apply:

All applicants must ensure they complete the 2-step process:

  1. Apply to PMCV ( using the applicant portal
  2. Apply directly to Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

BRHS application to include:

  • A letter of application outlining why the graduate registered nurse wishes to undertake a graduate year
  • Responses to key selection criteria listed in the position description
  • A resume (with photo attached)
  • Certified Academic Transcript
  • Certified copies of your last 2 clinical appraisals (1 must be from 3rd year)
  • Name and contact details of 2 clinical references that must be a clinical supervisor from a student placement such as Nurse unit manager, Clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse educator or clinical facilitator

Applications close: Friday 21st June 2024 at 5pm


For more information contact: Liz Barlow, Learning Support and Development Manager on 03 5150 3611

Applications are to be submitted at

In accordance with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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