The Custodial Health (Rural) Graduate Nurse Program provides a range of experiences within health clinics located at various Correctional Centres in rural areas of NSW.  The program will provide opportunities to provide specialized health care services in a unique environment for those that come in contact with the Criminal Justice System.

The Network’s Graduate Nurse Program provides:

  • A gateway to a unique and rewarding career with many opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • A supportive environment that assists graduate nurses transition to the workplace and develop as safe and confident practitioners
  • A comprehensive orientation program
  • Core study days and mandatory training
  • Clinical rotations, dependent on the allocated facility
  • Access to reflective clinical supervision
  • Clinical support and education from Clinical Nurse Educators and experienced specialty clinicians
  • Allocated preceptors during each rotations
  • Opportunity to complete the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Clinical Honors

Program placements for the Statewide Program may include (but is not be limited to):

  • Cessnock Correctional Centre
  • Frank Baxter Adolescent Health Centre
  • Goulburn Correctional Centre
  • Mid North Coast Correctional Centre
  • Bathurst Correctional Centre
  • South Coast Correctional Centre
  • Wellington Correctional Centre
  • NB: above placements are subject to change without notice

Intake is between February and April each year

How to apply

Applications are accepted through the NSW Nursing and Midwifery Office (NaMO) centralised online recruitment site. 

To be guaranteed an interview, select Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network as your first preference in your application.

Then select the Custodial Health Regional pathway.


Face to face Interviews will be held at the Justice Health Administration Centre in Malabar, Sydney.

Please note, the Network does not offer telephone or Skype interviews.

For more information


Call 02 9700 3554 or 02 9700 2289