Graduate Nurses and Midwives Join Health Workforce

NT Government

The first 38 graduate nurses and midwives have now joined the Northern Territory’s frontline health workforce with an additional 29 to commence orientation over the next three months.

A total of 67 graduate nurses and midwives will join hospital campuses across Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs and Katherine in coming months.

Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital have already received their first intake of 33 graduate nurses and five graduate midwives.

An additional 21 graduate nurses and four graduate midwives will join Alice Springs Hospital between January 27 and February 14.

In Katherine, four nursing graduates will commence from March 1.

Graduate nurses and midwives will complete an intensive orientation and workplace readiness program designed to prepare and support their transition to employment.

Orientation will include essential training requirements with a focus on the delivery of safe and high quality patient care.

A second recruitment round will open next month for graduate nurses and midwives to commence in the second half of 2022.

Quotes from Health Minister Natasha Fyles:

“The Graduate Nursing Program is an excellent opportunity to provide a pathway for more health workers to launch their careers in the Northern Territory.

“All graduates have the opportunity to apply for employment in the Territory and 85% of graduates from the most recent cohort were employed with NT Health following completion.

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