Registered Nurse Transition Program

Registered Nurse Transition Program

The aim of the 12-month Registered Nurse Transition Program is to equip the new graduate Registered Nurse with skills and confidence enabling them to demonstrate safe, efficient and effective nursing in their first year of practice.
We are 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 and enjoyable workplace that has lots to offer.
The Registered Nurse Transition Program is offered at St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital.

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.

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For further information and for 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
  • Two full day study days
  • 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
  • Support and assistance with career planning and ongoing employment and education opportunities towards completion of the program

There are four intakes throughout the year:

  • February
  • March
  • April
  • August

The St Joseph’s Hospital Transition Program offers:

  • A 7 day hospital, nursing transition program orientation program
  • Extended ward orientation and supernumerary time
  • Two full day study days
  • Rotation in two clinical areas
  • Education and support from a dedicated full-time Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Educators in each area
  • Preceptorship Model
  • Frequent ward/unit based education
  • Access to courses and skills development workshops facilitated by the Nursing Education & Development Centre
  • Support and assistance with career planning and ongoing employment and education opportunities towards completion of the program
  • General stream positions and dedicated stream positions

There are two intakes throughout the year:

  • April
  • August 

For more information on the Registered Nurse Transition Program please contact

Caitlin Inkster - Registered Nurse Transition Program Nurse Educator

Tel:02 8382 2363

Email: Caitlin.inkster@svha.org.au

Enquiry - Nurse Educator, Transition Program

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