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 2020.

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 services Perioperative services
Gynaecology/oncology Subacute
Special Care Nursery Special 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:

Applications will open on 13 July 2020 and will close on 5 August 2020. Applicants will be required to apply via the Mercy Health careers website along with the supporting documents listed below:

  • letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
  • two page 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

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
email to:

Last reviewed September 14, 2017.