Welcome to our Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

Our Graduate Program will provide you with an optimal start to your mental health nursing career. We are flexible and supportive and will provide you with a wealth of experience, knowledge and much more!

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Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

Our Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program is designed to make the transition to mental health nursing practice as safe and supportive as possible. It will also enable you to consolidate and expand upon your current knowledge and skills, allowing you to gain confidence in a variety of mental health clinical areas. Our Mental Health Nursing Workforce Skills Development Unit's goal is to develop future mental health nursing leaders in the ever-changing mental health landscape and is dedicated to providing you with opportunities for continuous learning and advancement.

Our program

We offer Graduate Mental Health Nurses a number of benefits, including designated Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program Coordinators, 16 professional study days, supernumerary shifts and intensive clinical area support to ensure the well-being and success of graduate nurses.

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Clinical rotations

There are two 6-month clinical placement rotations offered during the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program year. Your preferred clinical placement areas can be selected from the following speciality areas, subject to availability.

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Clinical placement speciality areas

Adult Acute Psychiatry Inpatient Units, Aged Persons Mental Health Units, Eating Disorder Programs, Community Care Units, Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU), OSP- Youth Prevention & Recovery Care services and Acute Youth Mental Health Inpatient Units.

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Length of program

Full-time positions are offered as a 40-hour week with an accrued roster day off each month and six weeks of annual leave – Your salary is as per the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2024.

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