Registered Nurse Graduate Program

Our Registered Nurse Graduate Program aims to ensure our graduates are able to effectively manage the responsibilities and routine contingencies of clinical nursing in a safe, timely and professional manner.

The Central Hume Graduate Nurse Program (CHGNP) is a collaboration between, Mansfield District Hospital, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Benalla Health, Tallangatta Health, Yarrawonga Health and Cooinda Village. This collaboration offers a coordinated recruitment and professional development program for Graduates from across the Hume Region.

The CHGNP offers an ongoing professional development program aimed at supporting and assisting early graduates to transition to the workplace. The professional development program includes a pre-employment skills workshop as part of our orientation process, as well as a comprehensive study day program targeting the core goals of the program. Majority of these study days are held at Northeast Health Wangaratta giving MDH Graduates opportunities to network with Graduates from other facilities.

The CHGNP provides a supportive environment for the consolidation and further development of knowledge and skills. Our priority is the development of well rounded nurses who critically think, use reflective nursing and problem solving techniques. Our graduates will collect a wide range of skills from across different areas in healthcare and develop a solid grounding for their health careers.

As part of the Central Hume Graduate Nurse Program Mansfield District Hospital offers some unique experiences:

  • Rotations in Aged Care and Acute
  • 3 Graduate positions 0.8 EFT (4 days a week)
  • Individualised support and professional development
  • 1 week Clinical experience at Mt Buller Medical Centre* (subject to arrangement)
  • 5 Days a Week Clinical Nurse Support
  • 3 Day a week Clinical Educator availability
  • Participation in Graduate Nurse specific study days with Graduates from other Regional Hospitals
  • Monthly Graduate specific Reflective Practice/Debrief sessions
  • 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


Graduates participate in two rotations across our clinical service areas:

  • Acute Ward:  8 months – including exposure to speciality areas; Urgent Care Centre, Midwifery, Mt Buller Clinic, Operating Theatre, and Recovery.
  • Aged Care 4 Months, Sub Acute Aged Care, including in charge shifts.

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

Applying for a Registered Nurse Graduate Position:

To apply for a Graduate Nurse position at Mansfield District Hospital graduates must be eligible and meet the essential criteria for PMCV allocation and placement service

Application Instructions:

1. Letter of application

2.  Completed Application for Employment form, (download from Application form for Employment at MDH

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. A passport sized photograph

6. Two most recent ACUTE placement reports (not aged care).

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

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