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Nursing and midwifery re-entry
Care for a career come back? We're here for you.
If you want to re-enter the workforce as a midwife or nurse we are here to help with a supportive pathway that can lead to a rewarding career in our hospitals.
We welcome interest from midwives and nurses keen to return to practice through a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved re-entry to practice program and can support you by providing placement opportunities.
When you have completed an NMBA approved re-entry to practice program you will be well placed for ongoing employment opportunities across our hospitals if you meet all requirements of a vacant role. For further information on re-entry to practice go to: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
As one of Australia’s largest private health care providers we have opportunities in a variety of nursing roles, including perioperative, ICU/CCU, emergency, medical, surgical, cancer services, paediatrics and maternity. We offer flexible working arrangements.
Re-entry to practice process
Step 1. Enrol in an NMBA approved course
Further information regarding partner courses can be found below:
- Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Nursing - The University of Notre Dame.
- Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Midwifery - The University of Notre Dame.
- Re-entry to Practice (RN), Courses and degrees, Short courses - La Trobe University.
Step 2. Forward your documentation and preferences
Once you have commenced an approved re-entry to practice course, liaise with your Course Coordinator to advise which St John of God Health Care hospitals you are interested in undertaking a placement at. This will assist the education provider to work with the Student Placement team to identify a suitable placement opportunity.
Supporting Sandra to get back into nursing
Sandra Howell spent seven years out of nursing as she travelled and grew her family. She is now back working as a Registered Nurse and is sharing her experience through the re-registration process so that others know what to expect.
At first I found it hard to get a supervised practice role, but I was lucky enough to know someone at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals and the nurse manager understood the requirements and was able to support me.
I did my 450 hours of supervised practise as quickly as I could, and then I was fortunate to secure a position on the ward. Since then I have moved into a role managing the COVID-19 clinic at the hospital which I have really enjoyed
All the staff have been really supportive of me, throughout my supervised practice and now working in the COVID-19 Clinic. This has given me a chance to work in a managerial position which I have found really interesting too.
Nicole’s path back to nursing
Nicole Illingworth spent five years out of nursing and is currently working to become a registered nurse once more. Nicole says she is sharing her experience so that others know what to expect when going through this process.
It has been quite a long process to go through to get my registration back, with the governing bodies including AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. I would recommend anyone going through this process speak to them as soon as possible so you can get it underway.
Thankfully I have been supported by my nurse manager to complete my supervised practice hours at St John of God Health Care.
I have received great support from my nurse manager, supervisors, colleagues and the hospital in general. They have made it a really enjoyable positive experience for me and, my manager in particular, shows me a lot of support.
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