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Nurse and midwife graduate program

We offer a range of graduate experiences for newly qualified registered nurses and midwives.

Our Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) comprise hundreds of facilities that provide clinical care, timely interventions, and community support to Queenslanders.

We have graduate opportunities in a range of specialties, across all our HHSs. The opportunities extend to a wide range of clinical areas and geographical locations, including in:

  • large metropolitan hospitals
  • large and medium-sized regional facilities
  • rural and remote locations.

Some graduate programs are ward-based, where you’ll work in one ward for your entire graduate program.

Others graduate programs are rotations which may be either:

  • through several clinical areas in a single facility
  • in a rural and remote HHS that may cover a range of facilities.

Please read more information on the experience of working in aged care nursing, mental health, alcohol and other drugs nursing and midwifery on the Clinical Excellence Queensland website.

Support and benefits

We provide transition support for new graduate nurses and midwives who are employed into new graduate programs in Queensland, to support a safe and effective transition to practice. Cultural support is provided to those that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both.

We offer formal and informal learning opportunities through a range of support systems such as:

  • Nurse or Midwifery Educators
  • Clinical Nurse or Clinical Midwife – Clinical Facilitators, preceptors, coaches, and practice partners.

Teaching and learning methods may include flexible self-directed learning modules, face to face workshops, streaming, simulation and clinical observation. Read about our nursing and midwifery education and training.

As a new graduate, you’ll get a range of benefits and entitlements. Read about our nursing and midwife salaries and benefits.


You can apply for our Registered Nurse and Midwife Graduate Program through the graduate portal on the SmartJobs website. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the graduate programs or applying, email the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at You can also find out about what it’s like to work for us.

Last updated: 31 May 2023