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Nursing

Graduate Programs

Bendigo Health prides itself on the range of graduate programs offered for nurses and midwives across acute, sub-acute, community, aged care, psychiatry, women’s health and neonates and paediatrics. All programs are designed to support development of clinical and professional competence. 

Each program includes: 

  • comprehensive induction and orientation 
  • supernumerary time
  • supported learning and development opportunities
  • debriefing 
  • clinical support.

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2018 Graduate programs information session

Nursing and midwifery students are invited to attend the Bendigo Health 2018 Graduate Programs information session.  The session will include presentations on each of the programs offered in 2018, as well as application requirements. Please click here to register and for more information.

Bendigo Health participates in PMCV Computer Match to appoint graduates to programs (except for the Midwifery graduate program).  Please make sure that you visit the PMCV computer match website for information and registration. Applications for the Midwifery graduate program are made directly to Bendigo Health.

Click here for current vacancies and to register your interest with Bendigo Health

Nursing Graduate Programs

The Blended Stream Graduate Program provides an opportunity for graduate registered nurses to experience a mix of acuity and diversity across settings by undertaking two six month rotations. The options available for rotation include: 

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Orthopaedics
  • Emergency 
  • Day of Surgery Admission
  • Anaesthetics/Recovery
  • Theatre 
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation 
  • Aged Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Home Nursing Support Services 
  • Hospice and  
  • Specialists clinics. 

Recognising the important role nurses play in all settings, graduates are provided with guides and opportunities to develop knowledge and skills that are both unique and transferable to any area of nursing practice, laying strong foundations for career progression beyond the graduate year. 

Graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT. Support is provided by the nursing education team, nurse unit managers, and nursing and inter-professional colleagues.

For more information please contact: gnpcoordinator@bendigohealth.org.au

The Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program provides an opportunity for newly graduated enrolled nurses to consolidate and advance knowledge and skills in a variety of clinical settings by undertaking two six month rotations. 

The options available for rotation include Aged care, Rehabilitation and Psychiatry. 

Graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT. Support is provided by the nursing education team, nurse unit managers, and nursing and interprofessional colleagues.

For more information please contact: gnpcoordinator@bendigohealth.org.au 

Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services provides parent and infant, adult and older persons inpatient services. Community psychiatric services include child and adolescent, youth adult and older persons mental health services. 

The aim of the Mental Health Graduate program is to facilitate the transition from student to registered nurse within a supportive environment, offering opportunity for clinical experience and professional development in psychiatry. The program encourages consolidation of psychiatric nursing skills and knowledge within a holistic framework of nursing practice. 

Each graduate is employed at 0.8EFT and offered three, four month clinical rotations in either adult acute, older person or community psychiatric settings. Our Mental Health Graduate Program attracts credit towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health at Latrobe University. The theoretical material for these subjects is incorporated throughout the 12 study days during the Mental Health Graduate year. 

For more information contact: Psychiatric Services Professional Development Unit (PSPDU) on (03) 5454 7612

Bendigo Health Women's and Children's Services offer a 12 month midwifery graduate program to support newly qualified midwives to consolidate their knowledge and skills in caring for women and babies throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal journey. 

The graduate year is supported by the midwifery education team, the broader midwifery group and the medical team within the service. 

Graduates participating in this program gain confidence, feel a genuine part of our multidisciplinary team and competent as a midwife at the end of their graduate year. Graduate midwives are offered four structured study days throughout the year to consolidate their theoretical foundation in midwifery. 

For more information contact:  midwiferyeducator@bendigohealth.org.au 

The neonatal and paediatric graduate nurse program at Bendigo Health is a specialty program for new nurses with a passion for caring for babies, infants, children and their families. Graduates spend six months in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) and six months in the Children’s ward allowing for consolidation and advancement of knowledge and skills in neonatal and paediatric nursing.

The SCN is a designated high dependency level 2 unit, providing care to neonates born as early as 32 weeks gestation, stabilising neonates requiring more complex care prior to transfer to a neonatal intensive care unit and providing ongoing management for infants no longer requiring level 3 tertiary care. 

The Children’s ward delivers nursing care for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, for a large variety of medical, and surgical conditions, be that acute, chronic or complex. 

Graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT. Support is provided by the nursing education team, nurse unit managers, and nursing and interprofessional colleagues.

For more information contact:

Debbie Forbes
Nurse Unit Manager (Children’s ward)
dforbes@bendigohealth.org.au
5454 6000

Providing a unique opportunity in gerontological nursing, a specialty Aged Care Graduate Nurse Program is offered at Bendigo Health.  The 12 month program offers two six month rotations in residential aged care facilities.  

Graduates concurrently study BH’s long-standing Certificate of Gerontological Nursing (receives university credit towards postgraduate qualifications). This assists in building specialised knowledge of gerontological nursing, whilst they are supported by Clinical Support Nurses and Nurse Educators to consolidate and build their nursing skills.

Graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT. Support is provided by the nursing education team, nurse unit managers, and nursing and interprofessional colleagues.

For more information contact: gnpcoordinator@bendigohealth.org.au  


 
 
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