Nursing and Midwifery

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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

Click here for more information about our graduate program.

Eastern Health offers a 6 month induction program for all Enrolled Nurse who join us. The program includes a series of study days and clinical competency assessments, with supported learning in the clinical environment and through the simulated education centres (SIM). Places are offered to new ENs who join Eastern Health via our usual recruitment processes. Please note – the ENIP is not a recruitment program.

For more information please email

For vacant EN roles please click here.

Eastern Health is pleased to offer the RN Refresher program once again in 2017, which provides a supported program of education, clinical teaching, ward-based learning and additional support whilst gaining experience in the clinical setting. The program will run in March and October 2017.

The refresher program is free for participants, and can be undertaken over four – six weeks (full time five days per week) or eight weeks part time (three or four days per week) and includes access to clinical educator support, professional development study days, skill acquisition via simulation based learning and clinical placement in the acute ward setting. There is no requirement to work weekends or night duty.

On completion of the program you will have the opportunity to apply for vacant positions within Eastern Health.

Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (without conditions/notations) is essential. Previous acute experience will be considered favourably.

Minimum criteria for the program includes:

• Must have current RN registration with the Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia
• Must demonstrate the right to live and work in Australia
• Must meet the required level of spoken and written English language
• Must commit to completing the program of study and clinical placement hours
• Must be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, including reference checks, immunisation status and a police check
• Must have professional indemnity insurance
• Basic computer skills are required to undertake the study component of this program

Please note -This program is not suitable for newly registered graduate nurses, or nurses who have not worked as an RN in Australia, and is not currently available for Midwives or Enrolled Nurses.

For further information or for any enquiries please email

To view a slideshow containing more information about the program, click here.

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.

We are not currently recruiting. Any vacancies for HAN roles will be advertised on our careers page

Any queries can be emailed to

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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