Starting a great career
The Department of Health and Human Services welcomes and values the contribution that newly-qualified registered nurses make to the health care team and to our workforce for the future.
In supporting graduates as they make the transition to the role of registered nurse, we provide an exciting and positive base on which to build a career.
Transition to Practice positions are available in a wide range of practice settings, including metropolitan and rural hospitals, and community and mental health settings.
All nurses in Transition to Practice positions have a structured period of orientation, allocated preceptor support, and additional professional development opportunities that assist in consolidating knowledge and skills.
Transition to Practice nurses have the opportunity to network with other new graduates and to receive support and encouragement from a motivated professional team that extends beyond the clinical placement and includes their Transition to Practice Coordinator.
Achievements during the Transition to Practice placements contribute to a professional portfolio that will build over the nursing career.
Applications to Transition to Practice positions offered within Tasmania's public health sector are made through the online recruitment portal. Applications for positions commencing mid-year have closed. Applications for positions commencing in early 2014 will be called in August/September 2013. Please monitor this site regularly as the dates for the recruitment camapaign will be posted as soon as they are available.
Find out more
Use the menu on the left of this page to find out more about Transition to Practice positions, the clinical settings for placements available within our agencies, the professional development program, and the application and selection processes.
Enrolled Nurses who are permanent employees of a Tasmanian Health Organisation or within Statewide and Mental Health Services are required to submit an application for a Transition to Practice Registered Nurse position and should discuss their Transition to Practice support options with their Nurse Unit Manager or the Transition to Practice Coordinator for their area.