| GNP What We Offer
The Royal Melbourne Hospital offers Graduate Nurses a number or benefits and services, including professional study days, clinical support, and a social club.
Full Time Options
Positions are offered as a 40-hour week with an accrued roster day off a month, and six weeks annual leave. Salary as per Nurses (Victorian Health Services) Award.
If you require part time employment this can be negotiated with the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator.
Paid Professional Study Days / Supernumerary Time
The program begins with a structured seven day orientation and induction program. During this time you will undertake the GNP Orientation Program over a period of three days and a comprehensive hospital orientation. The GNP Orientation Program is designed to be both fun and informative, giving you the opportunity to get to know other graduates in your new nursing colleagues.
The orientation is filled with different activities to help you feel more relaxed and confident about beginning your role as a registered nurse. Some of the topics include intravenous practical skills, safety with medications and documentation. In the following week you will work side by side with your preceptor in a supernumerary capacity.
Throughout the year there are a further two paid professional study days. These days will provide you with up to date knowledge to assist you in your clinical and professional development.
The Graduate Nurse Social Club committee is run by individual graduates from each intake. They get together regularly to discuss and organise what fun and exciting things you can all do next.
The social club is a great opportunity to get to know other graduates and is especially valuable for those coming from interstate. So come and join in on the FUN!
Expert Clinical Support
- Clinical Nurse Educators and Clinical Support Nurses
We have the largest nursing education team in Victoria with approximately 35 expert clinical nurse educators who provide orientation and bedside teaching to the clinical staff and to you during your graduate year.
In addition to the clinical nurse educators, there are also clinical support nurses whose primary role is to foster and promote your development as a graduate nurse. Our clinical nurse educators are expert clinicians in their specialty areas.
- Preceptor Support
A preceptor will work along side you in the initial period of your rotation, ranging from four to six weeks. This individualized support will help you to facilitate a positive clinical experience. Our staff in Nursing Education conduct a number of Preceptorship Workshops to prepare our staff to take on this vital role.
- Clinical Nurse Consultants
We have a number of clinical nurse consultants who can be accessed via pager for expert advice including stomal therapy, intensive care, palliative care, discharge planning, and infection prevention to name just a few.
- Nursing Team
Our dynamic nursing team at The Royal Melbourne Hospital will welcome you and are always willing to help you within your graduate year and beyond.