Registered Nurse Transition Program

Registered Nurse Transition Program

The Registered Nurse Transition Program equips newly graduated Registered Nurses with the skills and confidence to excel in nursing. 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.

We are firmly committed to the delivery of innovative and evidence-based practice in a supportive learning environment. We are passionate about providing a positive, challenging, enjoyable and inspiring workplace that has a lot to offer.

The Registered Nurse Transition Program is offered at St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital. The program is called GradStart within NSW Health.

Program Information

Applications for a Registered Nurse Transition Program are lodged through the NSW Ministry of Health.

Please indicate your preferred hospital as your first preference. Selecting only one hospital will not give you preference for both St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital.

Eligible applicants indicating their preference for a position at St Vincent’s Hospital or St Joseph’s Hospital will be invited to undertake an interview conducted at St Vincent’s Hospital. Currently interviews are conducted in the traditional panel style.

Applications are open through the GradStart link below between the 1st July 2019 and 1200 noon 18th July 2019.

For further information regarding the application process, important dates and eligibility criteria please refer to Ministry of Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/Recruit.aspx

 

The St Vincent’s Hospital Transition Program offers:

  • A 7 day hospital, nursing transition program orientation program
  • Extended ward orientation and supernumerary time
  • Weekly Continuing Professional Development sessions
  • Fortnightly Clinical Supervision/Debrief sessions with the Transition Program Nurse Educator
  • Minimum of two full day study days (paid), with opportunities for more
  • Rotation in two clinical areas or within a dedicated stream
  • 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 oppurtunities 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 four intakes throughout the year:

  • February
  • March
  • April
  • August

Click here for further information on our St Vincent's Program (PDF 1.8MB)

 

The St Joseph’s Hospital Transition Program offers:

  • A 7 day hospital, nursing transition program orientation program
  • Extended ward orientation and supernumerary time
  • Weekly Continuing Professional Development sessions
  • Two full day study days
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision/Debrief sessions with the Transition Program Nurse Educator
  • Minimum two full day study days (paid), with opportunities for more
  • Rotations in two clinical areas or within a dedicated stream
  • Education and support from a dedicated full-time Program 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:

  • April
  • August

Click here for further information on our St Joseph's Program (PDF 2.5MB)

 

For more information on the Registered Nurse Transition Program please contact the Registered Nurse Transition Program Nurse Educator

Tel:02 8382 2363

Email: svhs.transitionprograms@svha.org.au

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