New graduate program

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm an undergraduate nursing student in my final year of university study. I live in QLD but will be re locating to Victoria next year due to family reasons.

    I will be applying to hospitals in Melbourne and regional Victoria for new graduate programs. I was wondering if any one could recommend a program or a hospital?

    Also does anywhere in Victoria have new graduate programs in critical care areas such as ICU? I know a few places in QLD that do but that might not be the case in VIC... I'm not fussed but that is an area that I would like to work eventually.

    I know the economy in Victoria for nurses is terrible right now but I have to re locate so I have to try my best right?

    I am a EEN with 5 years hospital experience.. I'm not sure if that improves my chances at all at securing a job...

    Any suggestions appreciated, thanks
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    You need to do your research. Find out the names of hospitals, get on their websites and research their graduate programs. You need to be proactive in the competitive employment environment that is graduate nursing in Australia. Victoria is a hard market (though likely not harder than QLD) and the process is one that you need to understand very well in order to succeed in getting a job there.

    Make sure you look outside the Vic Health match system as well as private providers such as Ramsay and Healthscope, some of whom will likely provide critical care options for grads.
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    Quote from imaginations
    You need to do your research. Find out the names of hospitals, get on their websites and research their graduate programs. You need to be proactive in the competitive employment environment that is graduate nursing in Australia. Victoria is a hard market (though likely not harder than QLD) and the process is one that you need to understand very well in order to succeed in getting a job there.

    Make sure you look outside the Vic Health match system as well as private providers such as Ramsay and Healthscope, some of whom will likely provide critical care options for grads.
    Interesting.

    My research so far told me that I have to go through the match system or grad plus/health scope.

    I'm thinking of directly emailing hospitals and asking them what their process is and if they offer critical care rotations.

    Thanks
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    For Public hospitals you have to go through the PMV match system.

    My hospital does not offer ICU but does have CCU, ED and PACU rotations.
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    Quote from K+MgSO4
    For Public hospitals you have to go through the PMV match system.

    My hospital does not offer ICU but does have CCU, ED and PACU rotations.
    I haven't seen any advertised grad programs in any Victorian website that allows grads in ICU.

    In QLD there are a few hospitals that let grads spend the full 12 months in an ICU environment. But only a few.
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    Quote from thenightnurse456
    Interesting.

    My research so far told me that I have to go through the match system or grad plus/health scope.
    You should be able to find this information on each hospital's website. The process in Victoria might have changed since I was a grad and it isn't impossible that you have to go through the Matching process for some private providers (particularly some of the bigger ones like Healthscope and Ramsay). However that doesn't stop you from thoroughly investigating all your options.

    It doesn't look good to recruiters and graduate coordinators to get a phone call about information that can be found on their website. If you are going to phone, make sure that you have done your research and have intelligent questions to ask. Otherwise you'll be writing yourself off before even submitting your application.

    Remember, it's a competitive market and you need to stand out.


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