Nursing re-entry

If you’re looking to re-start your nursing future after a family break or time in another career, please consider our hospital’s options to support you to become re-registered and ward-ready.
Now it’s your time to shine.

2024 Recruitment Journey

We welcome interest from midwives and nurses keen to return to practice and can support you by paying your course fees - worth up to $11,000 or assisting you to achieve your supervised practice hours.

Our Re-entry to Practice program enables nurses and midwives to meet Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standards as outlined by AHPRA.

What’s life like as a nurse at Murdoch? See our Heart of Murdoch page, dedicated to our nursing recruitment. 

Fiona’s re-entry to nursing story

St John of God Murdoch Hospital supported Fiona in her re-entry to nursing

I originally left nursing to focus on the three cafes I owned at Curtin University, which have since been sold. Over my years off nursing I also owned cafes at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, all while having two boys who are now 18 and 21. 
When I went to renew my nursing registration, I found out that the deadline had been missed, meaning I was now unregistered. I decided to reach out to Murdoch because it’s where I completed my graduate program in 1998 and had worked previously for years.

After making contact with nursing executives, Murdoch was supportive in getting me back on the ward and enabled me to grow my skills in new areas. I was given the opportunity to go into palliative care which is where I found my passion.

Doing the required hours was worth it, to become more experienced in an area of nursing I hadn’t previously experienced as well as becoming re-registered with AHPRA. 

I realised over time, that to me, Murdoch has always felt like home.

I have had some amazing managers and colleagues who I have gone on my nursing journey with and have always loved that part of the hospital. If you give the opportunities to people to grow and become more experienced, it’ll benefit both the hospital and caregivers in the long run.

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