The Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program provides a range of experiences within the mental health units at the Forensic Hospital, Long Bay Hospital and Silverwater Mental Health Screening Units. These areas provide specialist care and treatment for mental health patients across the in-patient custodial and inpatient forensic mental health units, from acute mental health through to rehabilitation including services for men, women and adolescents.

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

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 Mental Health Services 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.


Further Information


Call 02 9700 3177 or 02 9700 3363