Graduate Nurses

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) this year's ACN Nursing & Health Expo has been cancelled. The CPN, Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse and Centre for Mental Health Learning are working together to share information about mental health graduate nurse opportunities with potential new mental health nurses.

2021 Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program Session

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Listen to the audio from the 2021 Graduate Mental
Health Nurse Program Information Session

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View presentation What do mental health nurse
early graduate programs across Victoria look like?

Mentioned websites:

CPN

CMHL - Entry Level Programs

Graduate Nurse/Midwifery Program Match (AKA Computer Match)

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Tips for Applying for Graduate Mental Health Nurse Programs

Below are some tips for applying for Graduate Mental Health Nurse Programs in Victoria. The information below is also available on a printable pdf.

Mental health nursing is a wonderfully rewarding career and graduate mental health nurse programs often provide significant learning opportunities and support to new graduates. Mental health graduate nurse programs will often provide you with credit towards postgraduate study, clinical supervision and preceptorship; sometimes they support conference attendance. Look around, approach nurses at the Expo, talk to current/recent mental health graduates and read the various graduate program descriptions on services’ websites.

Be sure to attend information nights. Services will often take attendance and check this against your application. Get your face known!

Don't be put off by the smaller number of graduate places in mental health nursing.

The number of applications received is often in proportion to the number of positions available.

Ways to stay informed about mental health nursing

Be sure to attend information nights. Services will often take attendance and check this against your application. Get your face known!

Public Mental Health Graduate Registered Nurse Programs in 2021