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Northern Rivers Graduate Nurse Programs – ERH/REDHS

Program Overview

This is a 52-week program commencing January 27th 2021.

The program consists of 6 months at Echuca Regional Health and 6 months at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REHDS)

Six positions at 0.8 EFT (8 days per fortnight).

Experience gained at REDHS includes Aged Care, Acute and exposure to Urgent Care Centre.

Rotations at ERH in Medical Ward or Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit with potential exposure to specialty areas with “experience” Professional Development days.

The graduate program is designed to help the Graduate Nurse to transition from student to Registered Nurse and to provide consolidation of nursing knowledge and skills whilst using a holistic approach to the delivery of nursing care.

Support is available at both sites and includes

  • Access to Elearning programs
  • Accommodation available at ERH
  • Clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Clinical Nurse Educators (ERH)
  • Clinical Support Nurses
  • Graduate Nurse Coordinator
  • Internal in-service programs
  • Orientation time
  • Paid Professional Development days
  • Supernumerary time
  • Simulation sessions (ERH)




Information sessions

Zoom facilitated information sessions.

Available every Tuesday in May from 1100-1200hrs.

Also available in June and July at times to suit students.

Interested candidates are encouraged to email Jodie Watson for a link and password for zoom sessions, for more information or to suggest a time in June or July.

Key Dates

2021 dates are yet to be confirmed.

How to apply

Registrations are currently closed.

Register with Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Allocation and Placement Service (APS)

List Northern Rivers Graduate Nurse Program Echuca Regional Health / Rochester and Elmore District Health Service Option as a preference.

Nominate 2 referees. Provide name, position, email and phone contact details of each referee.

Submit application directly to the Echuca Regional Health Careers site and choose Northern Rivers Graduate Nurse Program Echuca Regional Health / Rochester and Elmore District Health Service option.
Click here to visit the careers website.

Documents required for application

Cover letter (1 page)

Curriculum Vitae: please include a list of dates and organisations where placements have been undertaken during Undergraduate Studies.

Academic Transcript: we understand that this will not yet be complete.

Police Check for 2021.

Working with Children Check.

Two Clinical Placement Reports:  We require the entire document preferably from an acute placement in final year. We understand that you may not have completed 2 final year placements so please forward a second-year placement report from an acute placement if needed.

Selection criteria response (brief).

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