Graduate Nurse & Midwifery Program

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The Eastern Health Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program is progressive, responsive and innovative. We offer 200 positions across our health service to graduates in two intakes. 

Our point of difference:

  • We offer a variety of speciality clinical areas including medical, surgical, aged medicine, community, mental health, midwifery, and speciality medicine.
  • We have permanent contracts of employment for all graduates
  • We offer employment 4 days a week to support work-life balance
  • We offer leadership opportunities with Graduate Ambassadors within the Graduate Representative Group 

More than 95% of our graduates remain in the health service after the graduate year.

Clinical rotation options - Nursing

  • General Nursing - Cardiac, Day Surgery, Dialysis, Emergency, Medical, Neurology, Oncology, Perioperative, Paediatrics, Renal, Surgical.
  • Mental Health Nursing- adolescent, adult, alcohol and drug, Private Hospital rotation (partnership)
  • Continuing Care Nursing including Community based care - Palliative Care, Rehabilitation, Geriatric and Evaluation Medicine, District Nursing, Aged Care.


We are very supportive of graduates who wish to complete Honours whilst participating in the Graduate Program. We have a partnership with Deakin University for the Honours program and we also support students who wish to complete Honours with other Universities.

Our information evenings will inform you about:

  • Our graduate program
  • Recruitment processes including support with application and interview tips
  • Opportunities for you as an Eastern Health employee. 

It is a chance for you to meet and ask questions with our Learning and Teaching team and our current graduates.

Details of our information sessions will be made available in March/April.

All applications must be received online via Eastern Health e-Mercury (under Nursing Professional Opportunities) and linked to the job advertisement.

Applicants must also apply to PMCV

If you are not eligible for PMCV please register for E Mercury for non PMCV advertisements which may be advertised.

Application must include:

• Cover letter – maximum 1 page
• Resume- maximum 2 pages
• Certified copy of your latest academic transcript with grading key
• 2 x clinical appraisals from your last year of studies


Clinical Nurse Educators-

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