Pathways to Practice Program

The Pathways to Practice Program (PPP) offers Registered and Enrolled Nurses an opportunity for facilitated return to acute care after a short break or transition from sub-acute to acute care.

This exciting initiative is unique to St Vincent’s Health Network and its main aim is to allow participants to develop professionally in a supportive environment whilst learning new skills and developing clinical excellence across all domains of contemporary and ethical nursing practice.

The St Vincent’s Hospital Pathways to Practice Program offers:

·         A 5 day hospital and nursing orientation program

·         Extended clinical area induction and supernumerary time

·         Weekly Continuing Professional Development sessions

·         Fortnightly Clinical Supervision/Debrief sessions with the Transition Program Nurse Educator

·         Three full day study days

·         Rotation in two clinical areas

·         Education and support from a dedicated full-time Nurse Educator

·         Clinical Nurse Educators in each clinical area

·         After hours Clinical Nurse Educators to provide education and guidance on evening shifts and the weekend

·         Preceptorship

·         Frequent ward/unit based education

·         Access to courses and skills development workshops facilitated by the Nurse Education and Development Centre

·         Guidance with career planning and ongoing employment and education opportunities towards completion of the program


This program will offer the opportunity to become a valued member of the St Vincent’s Health Sydney nursing team on a 12 month full-time contract. Applications should be lodged at the St Vincent’s Health Australia careers page:

Applications now closed. Positions will be advertised June 2018 for the September 2018 intake.

For more information please contact:

Cheryl Hunt – Pathways to Practice Program Nurse Educator

Tel: (02) 8382 2602