Graduate Nurse Program

St Andrew’s Hospital offers Graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) the opportunity to work in a large private hospital where the breadth of services and case-mix provide a rich learning environment.

Becoming a graduate is an exciting and often daunting time. Our Graduate Nurse Program forms the basis for a successful career in Healthcare as graduates make the transition from student to clinician. We know this is a stressful and often emotional time during which graduates will either re-affirm or change their career goal.

Our Graduate Nurse Program is an important part of our workforce strategy and assists us to ensure we employ the right nurses to fit our culture, help us provide the very best care and service and one day, transition into Nursing Leadership. We look forward to receiving applications from all newly registered nurses and are an equal opportunity employer. 

The Learning and Development team across all clinical areas collaborate to provide the graduate with experiences and training that will see them emerge as an independent practitioner.

For many, this is a time during which invaluable lessons are learned, inspiring mentors are identified, and lifelong friendships are developed.

This program is not affiliated with SA Health. A separate application is required for graduates wanting to be considered for a position at St Andrew's.

Why consider St Andrew's for your TPPP?

  • A supportive environment
  • A full-time Graduate Coordinator
  • Comprehensive orientation and scheduled study days throughout the program
  • Site specific eLearning courses to consolidate knowledge and skills
  • 2 ward rotations OR a 12-month Theatre or Recovery/Anaesthetics or Procedural Suite/DOSA Program
  • Preceptor program
  • Flexible rostering practices, enabling staff to nominate their shift preferences to fit with their personal commitments
  • A range of wellbeing programs and opportunities, including an onsite gym, personalised support for employees experiencing mental health challenges, and opportunities for self-directed personal growth through online wellbeing webinars;
  • A Competitive Enterprise Agreement and pay rates
  • Salary Packaging benefits  
  • Uniform allowance
  • On site, undercover, secure car park for staff
  • Additional learning and development opportunities
  • Scholarships to financially support post-graduate studies following completion of the Graduate Nurse Program;
  • A strong focus on supporting the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce through dedicated WHS specialists, programs and locally based staff Health and Safety Representatives in all areas.

    What our patients have said about our Graduate Nurses

    • I would HIGHLY like to thank the graduate nurse who showed a great level of professionalism to ensure my overall care whilst I was a patient at St Andrew’s. NOTHING was too much trouble for her, she would always greet me with a friendly smile and would go above & beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed to make my time a pleasurable one. I can see  her going far within her nursing career and wish her all the best for the future.
    • I recently spent a night in the Critical Care Unit – I would like to tell you how impressed I was with the graduate nurse who cared for me – she was kind, efficient, most reassuring & diligent. Let her know how much I appreciated her professionalism and cheery manner 

    2024 Graduate Nurse Program

    • Applications will open mid-year for the 2024 program

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    If you have any questions about the program at St Andrew's, please email us: