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 Hospital Sydney 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 comprehensive hospital nursing and program orientation program
  • Extended clinical area induction and supernumerary time
  • Weekly Continuing Professional Development sessions
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision/Debrief sessions with the Transition Program Nurse Educator
  • Three full day paid 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.

The next intake will occur in March 2021. Recruitment for this intake will begin December 2020.

For more information please contact the Pathways to Practice Program Nurse Educator
Tel: (02) 8382 2602