Graduate nursing positions in Brisbane

Give your healthcare career the best possible start when you join the Graduate Nurse Program at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. As a Wesley graduate, you will be part of a world-renowned healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s highest acuity tertiary hospitals with a reputation for graduate support, retention and success.

At our hospital, 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.

The Wesley brings together the finest medical experts, healthcare professionals and technology to deliver exceptional holistic care for our patients and their families.

Clinical rotations

The Wesley offers a full-time 12-month Graduate Nurse Program, consisting of two six-month, specialised clinical rotations (perioperative is non-rotational), where you will have the opportunity to consolidate your skills and broaden your experience, setting you up for success. As these are permanent roles, you will be offered a permanent position at the end of the program. Graduate nurse positions are offered within one of the following three streams:

  • General Nursing Stream

  • Midwifery/Nursing Stream

    This program allows new graduates with dual nursing and midwifery registrations to work across all areas of midwifery, including labour ward, post-natal and special care nursery, and to complete a general nursing rotation.

  • Perioperative Stream

    The perioperative stream offers graduates a 12-month, non-rotational scrub/scout program, or a 12-month anaesthetics/recovery program with a six-month rotation in each area.

Pathways to Critical Care

Interested in a career in critical care? After completing your graduate year, you will be eligible to apply for a position in ICU, Emergency or Dialysis.

Nurse graduate program highlights

Our Graduate Nurse Program is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference, together. It is a chance for you to learn on the job as you move from study to professional practice, with the support of the UnitingCare hospital group behind you. Here’s what to expect:

Be focused.
Work and learn in a uniquely supportive environment.
Be challenged.
Broaden your skills supported by experienced teams.
Be supported.
Welcome Breakfast, study days, education sessions, courses, workshops and more.
Be inspired.
We recognise the importance of continually learning and developing as individuals.
Be you.
We celebrate the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Career development

Our program provides permanent graduate nurse jobs, meaning you won’t have to look for a job after you finish your program. You can apply for a position in one of the areas in which you completed your rotations, or look to try something completely different.

We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your ongoing career development. We offer educators, leaders and team-mates who genuinely care about your success. Some have been supporting and educating students and graduates for more than 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience during your first year in the real world.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes; and postgraduate study opportunities through partnership with the University of Tasmania.

How to apply

The Wesley Hospital has two intakes a year:

The next graduate intake opens on July 1, 2024. Come back here then for a live “Apply now” button.

For detailed instructions, please read our guides below:

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The UnitingCare hospital group

The Wesley 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.

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