Great Southern graduate programs

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

EN graduate program

This information has been updated for 2018.

 

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

RN graduate 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 Katanning Hospital
Intake February
Program description 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.  Graduates will be provided with a broad clinical experience in rural nursing. To enhance the medical and surgical basis of the program, rotation opportunities may also be available in the operating theatre and emergency department. Two weeks placement in the aged care unit enables graduates to gain valuable management experience.
Contact

Robyn Millar, Director of Nursing / Health Service Manager

Email: robyn.millar@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 numbers, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).