Nursing & Midwifery Career Moves from student to professional


For students about to finish their university studies, this online tool will help you transition into professional work by helping you to apply, prepare for, and secure a place in a Graduate Nursing Program or alternative employment.

Getting Started

There are many issues to consider when applying for nursing positions. This module will guide you regarding the timeframe for applications, registration with AHPRA and the distinction between Graduate Nurse Programs and alternative employment opportunities.

Writing your application

An effective written job application is the essential first step in getting hired. This module will give you top tips on how to write a winning application. This includes: a cover letter, resume and responses to selection criteria. Learn how to use key words to impress an employer. Also, it is time for reflection and self-assessment. Knowing your skills will put you in a good position to convince an employer that you have what it takes to get the job done.

Starting Work

Making the transition from student to professional Nurse can be daunting. This section provides tips to assist you on your first day at work, how to behave like a "professional" in the workplace, and things to consider if you are going to work in remote locations in Australia.