Graduate program – Nursing


Mercy Health offers a 52-week Graduate Nursing Program at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg).

Graduate nurses are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to developing our future nursing workforce. We welcome graduates to join our team in providing compassionate and responsive care to people in need.

Our Graduate Nursing Program is designed to support graduates making the transition from student to registered nurse within a supportive and welcoming environment.

The program aims to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with comprehensive orientation, professional development days and debriefing sessions, which are supported by the learning team, resource nurses and clinical nurse educators. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be presented with a certificate of completion.

All graduates are contracted to work 64 hours a fortnight (0.8 full time equivalent) for a fixed term of 52 weeks commencing in January–February 2019 (with potential mid year intake 2019).

Five weeks of paid annual leave will be taken throughout the graduate year, as per the Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement.

Rotations offered may include:

Mercy Hospital for Women:Werribee Mercy Hospital:
Perioperative servicesPerioperative services
Special Care NurserySpecial Care Nursery
Emergency Department

Palliative care


How to apply

Applicants must register with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Computer Matching Service and rank Mercy Health in their preferences. For further information visit:

All applications must include the following documents:

  • Mercy Health Application for Employment Form
  • letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
  • curriculum vitae, relevant experience and clinical rotations
  • three referees (at least two need to be clinical referees) including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details
  • certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including ‘key to results’)
  • two recent and certified acute clinical appraisals
  • a passport-sized photograph.Applications for all campuses must be forwarded to:

Graduate Program Lead
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Vic 3030.

Applications open 4th June 2018 and will close 20th July 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note: Successful applicants are required to provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Primary contact

Graduate Program Lead
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Vic 3030
Phone: 03 8754 3506

Last reviewed September 14, 2017.