Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

Our Enrolled Nurse (EN) Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) aims to facilitate your transition from student to EN.  Our program is designed to give you opportunities to consolidate and further develop your nursing skills.  We are committed to your professional development and aim to ensure that your graduate year will be a rewarding and exciting experience.

Our Program has been designed to:

  • Offer rotations that give you diverse clinical and leadership experience
  • Increase your confidence and strengthen your clinical skills base
  • Enable you to use your evidence-based knowledge to achieve quality patient outcomes
  • Develop your ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team in a culturally safe manner, valuing ethical behaviour and connecting across boundaries
  • Enhance your decision-making skills

Mansfield District Hospital offers the following opportunities and support as part of the EN GNP:

  • Rotations in Aged Care and Acute
  • Positions at 0.6 – 0.8 EFT (3-4 days a week)
  • Clinical support:
    • Five days a week Clinical Support Nurse (CSN)
    • Dedicated Graduate Programs Co-ordinator
  • Structured theoretical and clinical skills program including:
    • Four formal paid study days (Graduate Nurse specific study days with EN Graduates from other Regional Hospitals)
    • Regular reflective practice/professional practice sessions
  • Individualised support and professional development
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills within a supportive environment
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation for the rewards and challenges of working in a Rural Health Service

Who is Eligible?

The EN GNP is offered to nursing graduates:

  • who are Registered with APHRA as an Enrolled Nurse (Diploma of Nursing qualification)
  • who are within their first year of Registration


EN Graduates participate in rotations across our clinical service areas (Acute and Aged Care).

If you would like to arrange a visit to our Health Service, please email MDHEducation@mdh.org.au or phone
03 57758864, you will be warmly welcomed.

Application Instructions:

1. Letter of application, addressing the criteria below:

  • Why would you like to be considered for the program
  • What you would like to achieve by entering the program

2.  Completed Application for Employment form, (download from Application for Employment)

3.  Curriculum vitae – including placement history and two professional / clinical referees (please include their work email addresses)

4. Certified copy of academic transcript with results legend

5. Passport sized photograph

6. Two most recent clinical placement reports (at least one must be from an acute placement)

7. Current Police and Working with Children checks to be presented at interview. Along with current immunisation record.

Please address your application to:
Ms Anne Jewitt, Director of Clinical Services.

Submit applications via email: 

Application dates:

2024 Intake

OPEN: Wednesday 8th November 2023 – 10am

CLOSE: Friday 1st December 2023 – 5pm

PROPOSED START DATE: Late January 2024


For further information Contact:
Adele Caneva
MDH Graduate Programs Coordinator
Telephone: 03 5775 8864
Email: MDHEducation@mdh.org.au

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