Midwest graduate programs

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

EN graduate program

This information has been updated for 2018.  

 

Location Geraldton Hospital
Intakes

February & May

Program description

Geraldton Hospital is a 68-bed hospital that also serves as the regional resource centre for the Midwest region. Broad medical and surgical experience is gained on the general ward.

Contact

Emma Brooks, A/Regional Clinical Coordinator

Telephone: +61 8 9956 2307
Email: Midwest_RegClinicalCoord@health.wa.gov.au 

RN graduate programs

Location Geraldton Hospital & surrounds (Midwest - rural and /or remote)
Intakes February, May, August & November
Program description

The Midwest program consists of 6 month rotations within the Midwest health region, with an emphasis on rural and/or remote practice. A six month placement occurs at Geraldton Hospital, a 65-bed hospital that also serves as the regional resource centre for the Midwest, where broad medical and surgical experience is obtained. Additional rotations occur at a remote hospital in Exmouth or Meekatharra.  These remote sites offers their own friendly communities and unique and challenging clinical experiences.  There are also four specialty placements in the Emergency Department and Operating Theatre offered to successful applicants according to ranking at interview.

Contact

Emma Brooks, A/Regional Clinical Coordinator

Telephone: +61 8 9956 2307
Email: Midwest_RegClinicalCoord@health.wa.gov.au

Location Carnarvon
Intakes February, May & August
Program description

Carnarvon Hospital is a 40 bed MPS (Multi-Purpose Service), located on the coast at the gateway to the Ningaloo Coast and servicing a local population of around 6000 people. The hospital provides a range of services including surgical, medical, paediatrics, emergency, aged care and aboriginal health.

Contact

Emma Brooks, A/Regional Clinical Coordinator

Telephone: +61 8 9956 2307
Email: Midwest_RegClinicalCoord@health.wa.gov.au 

Midwifery graduate program

Location Geraldton Hospital
Intakes February & August
Program description The program is based in Geraldton Hospital, a 68-bed hospital that also serves as the regional resource centre for the Midwest. Maternity patients have state-of-the-art facilities, with two labour wards, an inpatient unit and a Level 2 nursery. The unit is staffed by experienced midwives and medical staff, who are supported in their work by a range of allied health and community health professionals. The hospital performs around 500 deliveries per year, and graduates may also have the opportunity to work in antenatal clinics at the hospital, at the local Aboriginal Medical Service, and/or at an Early Discharge Program. Graduate midwives will be supported by a Clinical Midwifery Specialist while working in Geraldton.
Contact

Maria Malacari, A/ Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager

Telephone: +61 8 9956 2333

Email: maria.malacari@health.wa.gov.au

Midwest location description

Located 424 km north of Perth, the Midwest region is a vast area of pastoral and agricultural land, gold and base metal mining, and a lucrative fishing industry. The Gascoyne coastal area includes internationally recognised features such as the Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth and the Shark Bay World Heritage Property. The hinterland includes the outstanding Kennedy Ranges and Mt Augustus. Geraldton is the main town in the region, with a population of around 35,000.

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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).

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