Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

The Enrolled Nurse Transition Program (ENTP) is a 12 month program that aims to support and encourage newly graduated Enrolled Nurses in reaching their professional potential by developing skilled practitioners enabled to deliver excellent patient care. Within this 12 month program Nurses are supported and empowered to provide safe, efficient and effective nursing in what is their foundational, first year of practice.

St Vincent’s Health Network, across Sydney & Auburn, is firmly committed to the delivery of innovative and evidence-based practice in a supportive learning environment. We are also passionate about providing a positive, challenging, enjoyable and inspiring workplace that has a lot to offer.

The ENTP is suitable for Enrolled Nurses (EN) who have recently completed their Diploma of Nursing or are currently studying Enrolled Nursing and are looking for career opportunities and traineeships. This program aligns with the Diploma of Nursing Studies providing clinical rotations to further develop and consolidate your skills and knowledge. At the end of 12 months you will graduate with confidence in your clinical nursing skills and be ready to launch yourself forward into your Enrolled Nursing career.

The St Vincent’s Health Network Enrolled Nurse Transition Program offers:

  • A comprehensive hospital, nursing and transition program orientation program
  • Extended ward orientation and supernumerary time
  • Weekly Continuing Professional Development sessions
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision/Debrief sessions with the Transition Program Nurse Educator
  • Minimum of three full day study days (paid), with opportunities for more
  • Rotation in two clinical areas at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and/or St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn
  • Education and support from a dedicated full-time Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Educators in each area
  • After hours Clinical Nurse Educators provide education and guidance on evening shifts and the weekend.
  • Preceptorship Model
  • Frequent ward/unit based education
  • Access to courses and skills development workshops facilitated by the Nursing Education & Development Centre (paid)
  • Staff wellness opportunities such as fitness passport, meditation, Salary packaging and more
  • Support and assistance with career planning
  • Streamlined recruitment post program offering high retention rates
  • Post program educational and career development opportunities

There are two intakes throughout the year:

  • March
  • September

The ENTP offers participants a 12 month contract working a full-time rotating roster after the initial orientation and induction period. For more information, click here.

The next intake will occur in September 2020. Recruitment for this intake will begin June 2020.

St Vincent’s Health Network Transition Program Open Night

Will you be a newly graduated RN in 2021?

Do you want to start your career with the great teams at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn?

You are invited to attend our Transition Programs Open Evening on Wednesday June 3rd 2020

  • Find out more about the St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Transition Programs & the St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn Transition Program
  • Meet some of the nursing team, including the Nurse Educators for the programs and some current new graduate nurses
  • Find out about the specialty nursing areas on offer

Venue: ACU & SVH Clinical School, Barcom Ave. Darlinghurst – 1600 - 1800

Registration is essential. To register please click here.

For more information click here. (PDF 616.4KB)


For more information or to be placed on our mailing list please contact the Enrolled Nurse Transition Program Nurse Educator

 Tel: (02) 8382 2602

 Email: svhs.transitionprograms@svha.org.au