Great Southern graduate programs

Here you can find information on nursing and midwifery graduate programs in the Great Southern region, Western Australia.

RN graduate programs

The information on this page is now current for 2020 programs

Location Albany Hospital and surrounds
Intake

February

Program description

Albany Hospital has 109 beds, and serves as the regional resource centre for the Great Southern region. Graduates will gain a breadth of experience through rotations to the medical, surgical wards, day surgery and sub-acute wards. Placement at small regional sites on a rotational basis is also a feature of this program.  The experience gained at the smaller hospital and multipurpose centre sites includes exposure as a supporting nurse in Accident and Emergency Department, as well as nursing experience in Aged Care and Acute Care.

Contact

Janine Watts, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9892 2288

Email: Janine.watts@health.wa.gov.au

 
Location Albany Mental Health Unit
Intake

January

Program description

The mental health nurse graduate program is an opportunity to work directly within the mental health setting in Albany. The graduate will be employed in mental health for the whole 12 month program. The Albany mental health unit is a 16 bed acute psychiatric facility located within the Albany Hospital for residents from within the Great Southern.

Note: an alternative opportunity for a shorter rotation in the Albany mental health unit is available through the WACHS/Metro partnership Roaming Program

Contact

Sarah Dinneen, Clinical Educator Mental Health

Telephone: +61 8 9892 2440

Email: sarah.dinneen@health.wa.gov.au

Location Central Great Southern (Katanning/Kojonup/Gnowangerup)
Intake February
Program description

This program is based in the Central Great Southern and consists of rotations across multiple sites. Katanning Health Service is a Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) facility incorporating an emergency department, acute medical ward (including paediatric admissions), day surgery unit, aged care facility and community nursing service.  Two weeks placement in the aged care unit enables graduates to gain valuable management experience. Rotations to the smaller Kojonup MPS and Gnowangerup MPS will provide a broad clinical experience in rural nursing.

Contact

Robyn Millar, Director of Nursing / Health Service Manager

Telephone: +61 8 98216200

Email: robyn.millar@health.wa.gov.au

EN graduate program

Location Albany Hospital and surrounds
Intake

Sept/October

Program description

Albany Hospital has 109 beds, and serves as the regional resource centre for the Great Southern region. Graduates will gain a breadth of experience through rotations to the medical, surgical wards, day surgery and sub-acute wards. Placement at small regional sites on a rotational basis is also a feature of this program.  The experience gained at the smaller hospital and multipurpose centre sites includes exposure as a supporting nurse in Accident and Emergency Department, as well as nursing experience in Aged Care and Acute Care.

Contact

Janine Watts, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9892 2288

Email: Janine.watts@health.wa.gov.au

Great Southern location description

  • Albany is a coastal city with a rural lifestyle about 438 km from Perth, and a population of around 31,000. Albany offers many different activities such as surfing, fishing, bushwalking, sailing and some fantastic beaches. There are many natural attractions near Albany, including coastal features, national parks, forests and mountain ranges.
  • The Shire of Katanning is centrally located in the heart of the Great Southern, with a population of around 4,000. It offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of easy access to the cities of Perth, Albany and Bunbury. There are many accessible natural attractions such as the amazing south coast, Stirling Range and Porongorups. The vineyards of Mount Barker and Denmark are added attractions.

Find out more about the Great Southern region.

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Please note - whilst all information is provided in good faith and endeavours are made to minimise the impact on graduates, due to the constantly changing nature of healthcare, graduate program components are occasionally subject to change (including locations, intake dates, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).

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