Applications for the 2014 Graduate Nurse Program are now open.


Why choose St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital?


St Andrew’s is an acute care hospital specialising in technologically advanced surgical and general medical care. The hospital has 250 beds including a new state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Endoscopy Centre.


St Andrew’s is focused on achieving the best clinical outcomes for our patients. These results are achieved through the clinical expertise of our doctors and nursing staff. We regularly review our clinical outcomes to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality care. These reviews are benchmarked against other Australian, European and US centres and St Andrew’s consistently achieves outcomes that are amongst the best in the world.

The aim of our Graduate nurse program is to foster the development of confident and competent Level 1 RNs who are committed to the values of the organisation and to the provision of exceptional standards of evidence- based practice and customer service.



What sets us apart?


  • St Andrew's has state-of-the-art facilities thanks to the recent redevelopment of the hospital completed in 2010

  • A choice of rotations within diverse clinical specialties

  • Specialty options in both General and Peri-operative programs

  • A genuinely caring environment with an established network of support services for graduates

  • Regular performance evaluation and feedback to provide encouragement and guidance

  • Extensive educational opportunities including structured graduate study days, formal courses, and workshops

  • Career planning for beyond your graduate year

  • Incentives such as scholarships, salary packaging, and discounted services


About the program


St Andrew's Graduate Program leads graduates on a journey to further develop and establish their skills as a nurse through the provision of a professional, caring and structured program.


We are focused on identifying talented nursing graduates and developing and honing their skills to be our leaders of tomorrow.

  • 12 months duration

  • There are 2 rotations of 6 months each (medical/surgical including cardiac)

  • Fully preceptored program

  • Paid study days throughout the year

  • In-service programs catering to the challenges facing new graduates

  • Following completion of graduate year, the participant, if they wish to, is able to specialise in their area of choice.


Key dates

Applications open

Monday 28/07/2014

Applications close

Monday 11/08/2014

Stage 1 - Shortlisting task 

18/8/14 - 22/8/2014

Stage 2 - Successful candidates receive invitation to Graduate Selection Day

Week of 8/9/14 

Graduate Selection Days

16/9/14 - 17/9/14


Graduate Program Start Date: January 2015


To remain eligible to be selected for a Graduate Registered Nurse Program, you must ensure you are available to complete the Stage 1 Shortlisting Task (15 minutes within the time period outlined above) and the Graduate Selection Days for your preferred hospital if successful (4 hours within the time period outlined above).


How to apply


Applications will open via SEEK and our e-recruitment system on Monday 28 July 2014


All applicants must submit applications via SEEK / UnitingCare Health e-recruit.


Through this application process you will be asked a series of questions. You will have the opportunity to select St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital as your preferred UnitingCare Health Graduate Program.


You will also have the opportunity to indicate if you also wish to apply for other UnitingCare Health graduate programs. If you wish to be considered for multiple UnitingCare Health Hospital graduate programs, you will only need to complete the one application and selection process.


An ‘Application Guide’ will be available via the advertisement to provide you with additional support when applying.


 Contact us


For more information, please contact Cher Griffiths, Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, on (07) 3834 4394 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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