Graduate Nurse Program

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Graduate nursing positions in Brisbane

As a St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital Graduate, you will be part of a world renowned healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s highest acuity tertiary hospitals.

At our hospital, individuals, families, and communities can find the support they need to achieve positive health and life outcomes because we believe everyone should be able to live life in all its fullness.

For more than 60 years, we’ve been a leader in complex health needs, bringing together the finest medical experts and technology to deliver holistic care and support for our patients and their families.

At St Andrew’s, we’re proud of reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our family, and beyond.

Clinical rotations

A part-time, 12-month program, we offer the opportunity to consolidate your skills in a single clinical specialty – deepening your learning experience, and setting you up for success. Applicants can choose from two streams:

Graduate Nurse Program

  • General nursing stream

  • Perioperative stream

All programs include a comprehensive theoretical component as well as a supportive clinical component.

Nurse graduate program highlights

Our Graduate Nurse Program is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference, together. It provides a chance for you to learn on the job, as you move from study to professional practice. Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you in your graduate year.

Most importantly, we offer educators, leaders and teammates who genuinely care from the heart about your success. Some have been supporting and educating others for more than 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience your first year in the real world.

Here’s what to expect:


Career development

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s Graduate Nurse Program provides permanent graduate nurse jobs, meaning you won’t have to look for a job after you finish your program. You can apply for a position in one of the areas in which you completed your rotations, or look to try something completely different.

We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your ongoing career development. We offer educators, leaders and team-mates who genuinely care about your success. Some have been supporting and educating students and graduates for more than 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience during your first year in the real world.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes; and postgraduate study opportunities through partnership with the University of Tasmania.

How to apply

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has two intakes a year:

Applications for the next graduate intake are now open, closing 28 July 2024.

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For more information, please read our guides below:

Download the St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital Graduate Nurse Program brochure

The UnitingCare hospital group

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is proudly part of UnitingCare, which has of the largest private, not-for-profit hospital groups in Queensland. If this Graduate Nurse Program is currently unavailable, check out the other exceptional graduate nursing programs available within our hospital group.


For information on how to apply for upcoming Graduate Nurse Programs, contact us today via the form below.

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