Graduate Nurse Program

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Graduate nursing positions in Hervey Bay

As a St Stephen’s Hospital graduate nurse, you will have the opportunity to work within a large hospital group delivering excellence across a multi-disciplinary environment.

Our graduates are committed to providing excellent patient care and we believe we are a truly great place to work. At our hospital, we deliver great care close to home – individuals, families and communities can find the support they need to achieve positive health and life outcomes because we believe everyone should be able to live life in all its fullness.

Clinical rotations

A part-time (0.8 FTE), 12-month program, we offer a choice of rotations within diverse clinical specialties within a high-quality hospital with state-of-the-art facilities, deepening your learning experience, and setting you up for success.

  • General nursing stream.
  • Perioperative stream.

Nurse graduate program highlights

Our Graduate Nurse Program is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference, together, allowing you to learn on the job, as you move from study to professional practice.

Our reputation for graduate support has become a benchmark for other programs within the industry, with a genuinely caring environment and an established network of support services for graduates. We provide extensive educational opportunities, including structured graduate study days, formal courses and workshops. And we help you plan and establish a career path beyond your graduate year.

Here’s what to expect:


How to apply

St Stephen’s Hospital has one intake a year:

Applications for the next graduate intake are now open, closing 28 July 2024

For more information, please read our guides for applicants.

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The UnitingCare hospital group

St Stephen’s Hospital is proudly part of UnitingCare, which has of the largest private, not-for-profit hospital groups in Queensland. If this Graduate Nurse Program is currently unavailable, check out the other exceptional graduate nursing programs available within our hospital group.


For information on how to apply for upcoming graduate programs, contact us today via the form below.

e.g. Jane
e.g. Citizen
e.g. 07 4120 1200
St Stephens Hospital Graduate Nurse Program EVP

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