South West graduate programs

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

RN graduate programs

  This information has been updated for 2018. 

 

Location Bunbury Hospital
Intakes March & September
Program description Bunbury Hospital is a 126 bed hospital that functions as the regional resource centre for the South West. Graduates will gain a depth of experience through rotations in the medical and surgical wards, for 6 months at a time or a specialist program of 2 x 6 month rotations that may include sub-acute or community nursing. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates. Opportunities may be available for a further 6 months following the graduate year to a specialty area.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Busselton Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Busselton Health Campus has 42 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of the program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (medium-acuity) and paediatric patients. A second 6 month specialty rotation to Margaret River Hospital or Augusta Hospital, or a 6 month rotation to Day Procedure Unit (Busselton Health campus) may be available. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates. Opportunities may be available for a further 6 months following the graduate year in a specialty area.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Collie Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Collie hospital has 25 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity) and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to a smaller site in the Collie surrounds, and may include Harvey Hospital or Donnybrook Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Bridgetown Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Bridgetown hospital has 24 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity), aged care and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to a smaller site in the Bridgetown surrounds, and may include Nannup Hospital or Boyup Brook Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates..
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Warren (Manjimup) and Pemberton Hospitals (Combined)
Intakes March
Program description Manjimup hospital has 22 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity), aged care and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to the smaller site of Pemberton Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

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EN Graduate Programs

This information has been updated for 2018.  

Location Bunbury Hospital
Intakes March 
Program description Bunbury Hospital is a 126 bed hospital that functions as the regional resource centre for the South West. Graduates will gain a depth of experience through rotations in the medical and surgical wards, for 6 months at a time or a specialist program of 2 x 6 month rotations that may include sub-acute or community nursing. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates. Opportunities may be available for a further 6 months following the graduate year to a specialty area.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

Location Margaret River Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Margaret River hospital has 14 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity), aged care and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to the smaller site of Augusta Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Collie Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Collie hospital has 25 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity) and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to a smaller site in the Collie surrounds, and may include Harvey Hospital or Donnybrook Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Bridgetown Hospital and Surrounds
Intakes March & September
Program description Bridgetown hospital has 24 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity), aged care and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to a smaller site in the Bridgetown surrounds, and may include Nannup Hospital or Boyup Brook Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates..
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Warren (Manjimup) and Pemberton Hospitals (Combined)
Intakes September
Program description Manjimup hospital has 22 beds, and services the surrounding area. Graduates will be provided with clinical experience in the general ward for the first 6 months of their program, which incorporates a broad scope of care including medical, surgical (low-acuity), aged care and paediatric patients. The second 6 months of the program is a rotation to the smaller site of Pemberton Hospital. There will also be ample opportunities to network with other South West graduates.
Contact

Robyn Phillips / Laura Smillie,  Nurse Educators

Telephone: +61 8 9781 2371

Email: wachs-sw.graduatenurseprograms@health.wa.gov.au

South West location description

  • Bunbury is a booming town located on the coast 150 km south of Perth with a population is in excess of 50,000. It is an ideal location, with easy access to the popular tourist areas of the Southwest, coupled with a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.  Water-based activities including dolphin watching, boating and fishing, along with many sporting clubs and cultural activities provide ample opportunity for recreation.
  • Busselton is located on the coast approximately 50 km south of Bunbury. Busselton is the second largest town in the South West region, and has easy access to the popular areas of Margaret River and Dunsborough. It has a resident population of 25,000, which swells in the summer due to an influx of tourists. Wineries, coastal features, beaches and walking trails provide ample opportunities for recreation.
  • Collie is located 50 km north east of Bunbury and lies in the Collie River Valley with a population of about 9,000. Popular recreation activities include camping and bushwalking in nearby forests, and there are many sporting groups within the town. Easy access to the dynamic South West regional centre of Bunbury is an added bonus.
  • Bridgetown is located 95 km south east of Bunbury, on the banks of the Blackwood River, with a population of 4,000. A popular tourist and farming region, the area has many attractions and opportunities for recreation including bushwalking, camping, canoeing and sporting groups.
  • Manjimup is the regional centre for the Warren Blackwood Shire and is located 124 km south east of Bunbury in the heart of tall timber country. The population of Manjimup is around 4,500. Bushwalking and camping are popular recreation activities, and the town is in easy reach of the varied environmental attractions of the South West region, including beaches, forests and wineries.

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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).