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Nursing and Midwifery Careers

The nursing team at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District makes a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our community.

We are committed to a strong employee culture where safety is everyone’s responsibility and with over 5,000 staff, including 1,800 nurses, we are the largest employer in the area.

Our District is located less than an hour’s drive from Sydney and provides hospital care and community health services for the local community and Greater Western Sydney region. Almost 350,000 people live in the urban and semirural areas of our District.

The five hospitals within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District include a large teaching hospital and smaller community-based hospitals. Our nine community health centres also deliver care to the local community.

The District has ongoing partnerships with the University of Western Sydney’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University of Sydney, through the Nepean Clinical School, ensure we are at the forefront of research, training and education for both medical and nursing and midwifery services.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is a wonderful place for nurses and midwives to begin or continue their careers.

We encourage all new graduate and qualified nurses and midwives to consider a career with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

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Our Nursing and Midwifery Services

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District employs nurses across a diverse range of fields including Aboriginal health, aged care, cancer care, cardiology, community health, drug and alcohol, emergency, forensic medicine, general medicine, intensive care, mental health, neonatal intensive care, orthopaedics, paediatrics, perioperative services, research, renal services, sexual health, surgery, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and palliative care as well as roles in management and education.

Our midwives work in maternity units, antenatal clinics, birth units, postnatal and neonatal units, community-based health services, childbirth and parent education classes across the District.

New graduate nurses and midwives can work in a diverse range of clinical settings within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

2019 Enrolled Nurse Scholarships

NSW Health in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health RTO are offering scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing program at campuses across NSW.

The scholarships include course fees for the Diploma of Nursing, and the offer of employment in a NSW public health facility on successful completion of the Diploma and registration as an EN (pending satisfactory employment checks).

Applications for the scholarships open 9am on 15 January 2019 and close at 12 noon on 19 February 2019.

For more information on Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, visit

2019 Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program

The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program provides support and assistance to Aboriginal people currently studying or about to study an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.

Successful cadets will receive:

  • Study allowance of $600 each fortnight while undertaking a university nursing or midwifery degree
  • A $500 support allowance each semester
  • Access to an Aboriginal mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical support
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid employment in a local public hospital or Justice Health facility

Applications for the 2019 Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program open on 7 January 2019 and close on 25 January 2019.

For more information about the Cadetships, visit

New Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program (Transition to Professional Practice)

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.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District offers nursing experiences in tertiary and rural facilities and we encourage all new graduate and qualified nurses and midwives to consider a career with us. We offer a three rotation program with intakes in February, June and October annually.

Download the NBMLHD Transition to Professional Practice Brochure (PDF)

Information regarding the next Transition to Processional Practice program will be available late March 2019. Applications open mid-year.

Post Graduate Midwifery Program (MID-StART)

There are two pathways to becoming a registered midwife. MId-StART (this process) is the pathway to enter midwifery if you are already registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 

In order for a registered nurse to gain a midwifery qualification, she/he must be enrolled in a recognised postgraduate university course in midwifery and be concurrently employed in a recognised midwifery student position in a maternity service. NBMLHD offer opportunities to be employed whilst you study. We partner with all three providing universities:

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Western Sydney University

We offer both February and mid-year intakes for post graduate midwifery students.

Information regarding the next Mid-StART program will be available late March/April 2019. Applications open mid-year.

Am I Eligible to Work at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District?

Overseas qualified nurses must be a registered nurse or midwife with Division 1 Australian Health Practitioner Agency registration with a valid working Visa.

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For more information about employment in NBMLHD see our Employment Section.





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