Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

Recruitment for March 2024 is now open!

Please apply via the below link:

Internal applicants: Click here

External applicants: Click here

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, 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. 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 peer support 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

This program will offer the opportunity to become a valued member of the St Vincent’s Health Sydney nursing team on a 12 month part-time contract.

We offer intakes twice a year, starting in March or September. To be placed on our ENTP recruitment mailing list please send an e-mail stating your expected date of completion for your Diploma of Nursing, with your e-mail address and telephone number.  Please do not submit resumes or application documents. You will be sent a reminder when recruitment commences.

For more information please contact the Enrolled Nurse Transition Program Nurse Educator

Tel: (02) 8382 2602
Email: svhs.transitionprograms@svha.org.au