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Eastern Health offers a wide variety of clinical placement experiences to Pre-Registration (Undergraduate) Nursing and Midwifery students.

For nursing students placements may include: Acute; Specialty areas; Rehabilitation; Palliative Care; Community and Mental Health. Students should ask their Higher Educational Provider (Tertiary) or Vocational Education Provider for more information.

For midwifery students placements may include: antenatal clinic; foetal monitoring; birth suite; post natal; lactation clinic; special care nursery and domiciliary or Mid-care.

*Please note that any enquiries or requests for clinical placements must go through your education provider

For urgent matters relating to existing pre-registration nursing/midwifery student placements please email [email protected]

Eastern Health employs Health Assistants in nursing in our wards across the health service. Health Assistants work alongside our nursing teams to support patients and their families with their basic care. Vacant positions are advertised on our recruitment platform

Any queries can be emailed to [email protected].

Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) is a national telephone and online service that provides confidential advice to nurses and midwives about their health and wellbeing. The service also offers support to nursing and midwifery students, educators, employers and concerned family members. To access NM Support or for further information, call 1800 667 877 or visit



The Early Career Nurse Program (ECN) enables recently qualified Registered Nurses who have not undertaken a Graduate Nurse Program an opportunity to enter the Eastern Health nursing workforce in a supported program.

  • Are you recently qualified?
  • Missed out on a Graduate Nurse Program?
  • Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia?
  • Keen to improve your confidence, skills and knowledge in a supported program in the hospital environment?
  • Keen to work for a leading public health service?

Registered Nurses who are eligible for this program meet all three of the following criteria:

  • You have qualified and registered with AHPRA in the last 3 years and have been working on a fixed term, part time or full time basis.
  • You have not been accepted into and completed a formal Graduate Nurse Program.
  • You will have full working rights in Australia at the commencement of the ECN program.

Acute nursing experience is viewed favourably but not essential. Perhaps you have been working in subacute or aged care, or doing some agency nursing – we can offer you a supported pathway into nursing at Eastern Health with our friendly teams in our award winning health service.

You will benefit from a structured, comprehensive induction program, regular study days, clinical assessments and regular feedback.

The Early Career Nurse program will commence 5th September.  For more information in on how to apply, please find the job advertisement on eMercury

If you have any queries or would like any other information, please feel free to email us:  [email protected]

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