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Transition to Practice Programs 


Far West Local Health District offers a range of Transition to Practice Programs for new graduate Registered Nurses, new graduate Registered Midwives and for Registered Nurses transitioning to specialty practice.

These programs aim to provide you a range of clinical experiences to equip newly graduated RNs and RMs with the necessary skills and confidence to practice as a Registered Nurse or Midwife. There is a strong focus on the special skills required practicing in rural and remote settings to enhance and consolidate your nursing knowledge and skills.

Our philosophy is that Nurses and Midwives should be nurtured and encouraged to achieve their full potential. The Transition to Practice (RN) Program and Transition to Practice (RM) Program provide a supportive environment through which knowledge consolidation and skill development can occur.

Far West NSW LHD offers a range of Transition to Practice programs

  • Registered Nurse Transition program
  • Mental Health Transition Program
  • Midwifery Transition Program (Direct entry B. Mid)
  • Metro Rural Exchange Transition Program - Broken Hill Health Service and Gosford Health Service

Program Commencement

The 2018 Transition to Practice (RN & RM) Programs in Far West LHD commence in February 2018.


Part-time and full time positions are available

Features and Benefits of Far West LHD Transition to Practice Programs

  • A team of dedicated Nurse educators to provide high quality support and education
  • Excellent ongoing career opportunities
  • Flexible, tailored programs to meet your career goals
  • Fully paid study days
  • Formal orientation to the health service and each rotation
  • Regular debriefing and supports
  • Access to post graduate education programs including Midwifery, Paediatrics, Emergency, ICU/CCU.
  • Preceptor support and support from other Registered Nurses/Midwives in all departments
  • The opportunity to acquire ward management skills in all clinical placements
  • Clinical Competency Workbooks and Professional Portfolios Of Practise
  • Individualised development plans
  • Formal orientation program to the LHD and the Hospital as well as individual orientation to all clinical rotations


Applications for the NSW Health 2018 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment open on 3 July 2017 and close 21 July 2017. Applications will only be accepted online at CLICK HERE.

Click Here for the 2018 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Handbook


For further information please contact:-

Wendy Gleeson
Nurse Educator - Broken Hill Health Service

Tel (08) 8080 1497 Mob 0417 696 655
Email: wendy.gleeson@health.nsw.gov.au