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New Graduate Programs

Transition to Professional Practice

GradStart: Registered Nurses and Midwives

This program provides a dynamic environment of learning and development which allows new graduates the opportunity to consolidate clinical knowledge and skills, acquire ward management skills and work within an efficient and energetic health care team.

We offer nursing experiences in tertiary and rural facilities and encourage all new graduate and qualified nurses and midwives to consider a career with us.

The 12-month program for new graduate Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery includes three rotations in both acute care and specialty areas.

Positions are offered across the LHD at Nepean, Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial, Springwood and Lithgow hospitals, as well as Mental Health, Community Health and Drug and Alcohol.

New graduates are supported by the Nurse Educator Interprofessional Education, Clinical Nurse Educator for New Graduate Nurses, and Clinical Nurse Educators in the clinical units. Ongoing education in supported with face-to-face study days and specialty education within the participants designated units.

Entry into the program is through the statewide recruitment process coordinated by the Ministry of Health - Nursing and Midwifery Office. Specific information about the recruitment process is available on the Nursing and Midwifery Office GradStart website [WWW]

Download our:

Registered Nurse Flyer [PDF]

Registered Midwife Flyer [PDF]

Enrolled Nurses

NBMLHD supports Enrolled Nurses Transitioning into Professional Practice through a 12-month program. The program includes three clinical rotations and face-to-face study days. As with the Registered Nurse Program, the Enrolled Nurses is supported by the Nurse Educator Clinical Education Programs and Clinical Nurse Educators in clinical settings.

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Enrolled Nurse Flyer [PDF]

Medical Graduates

NBMLHD are allocated medical graduates through the Prevocational Training Application Program (PTAP). Internship and residency are supported by the Directors of Prevocational Education and Training, the Medical Education Officer and the JMO Manager through structured terms, education programs and opportunities to participate in quality improvements programs.

Allied Health Graduate Program

The Allied Health Graduate Program includes graduates in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, radiation therapy and radiography. The Program provides a structured and supportive environment for new graduates to consolidate their skills and continue their professional growth and development.

The focus is on helping new graduates develop their soft skills – interacting with patients, collaborating with colleagues across the disciplines.

The program offers a diverse clinical landscape for graduates to explore from acute care and rehabilitation to primary care and community health, mental health and the drug and alcohol service.

The program aims to help our newest staff find their niche and make lasting professional connections with colleagues across all disciplines.


The Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is a twelve-month course through university and NSW maternity units. Applications are lodged from June each year through the Nursing and Midwifery Office MidStart website.

Nepean Hospital is a level 6 high risk obstetric unit with 5,000 births per year. Midwifery students are rostered in all clinical areas throughout the year to gain necessary AHPRA requirements for registering as a midwife.

The clinical areas include birth unit, antenatal and postnatal wards, antenatal clinic and the neonatal intensive care unit. Midwifery students are also attached to a midwife in the antenatal clinic for continuity of care experiences.

Further information or enquiries can be forwarded to the Midwifery Educator




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