Graduate Nursing Program

As a graduate nurse at Forensicare, you will be supported in your transition from student to Registered Nurse. Our Graduate Nurse Program will provide you with a supportive environment where you will:

  • enhance your clinical and professional confidence and competence; and
  • given opportunities to continue learning and be given professional responsibilities and independence.

Training & development

To facilitate your ongoing development into a competent, knowledgeable and responsible Registered Nurse in a specialist forensic mental health service, you, along with all our graduates, will be enrolled into the first year of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing. You will also be given the opportunity to continue your postgraduate study following the successful completion of academic and clinical components of the first year. Study leave will be provided to support your academic requirements.

Nursing placements

Graduate nurses at Forensicare work rostered shifts, including nights. Placement during the program is rotated across a range of our service areas. Applications for our program need to be made via Computer Match as well as our Forensicare website.

Information sessions and tours 2018

Details for our 2018 Graduate Nurse Program information session and hospital tour are:


Wednesday 14th June 2017 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 11th July 2017 10am – 12pm


Thomas Embling Hospital, Yarra Bend Road,  Fairfield

What to bring:

Thomas Embling Hospital is a secure hospital so you will need to bring along photo identification such as a driver’s licence or passport to attend the tour.


Please RSVP via our online booking form no later than 1 week prior to the session you want to attend.  Please provide your name and DOB and the session you want to attend.

More information

For more information contact:

Melissa Sherwood, Clinical Nurse Educator