Are you a new graduate looking to launch your career as a registered nurse or midwife in 2020? 


GradStart @ NSLHD 

NSLHD is proud to present the GradStart program at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Royal North Shore, Ryde and Mona Vale Hospitals as well as Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service and Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services.

Nursing and midwifery at NSLHD is responsive to contemporary challenges and trends in healthcare.  Our facilities and services are fortunate to have skilled and supportive staff providing a dynamic learning environment, allowing newly registered nurses and midwives to become safe and competent practitioners.  Your GradStart experience will be facilitated through interaction with key support people throughout the year, preparing you for the diverse professional world of nursing and midwifery that you are entering.

At NSLHD we offer:

  • Full-time employment
  • An individualised program to meet your needs
  • A supportive learning environment
  • Performance development and review
  • Annual leave


How do I apply?

Applicacations for the GradStart program open in July each year. Details of the program and process will be added to our website when they become available.


What programs and intakes are available at NSLHD?

The following intakes are available at NSLHD:

  • February:  Midwifery (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital); ICU and Perioperative Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital)
  • March:  NICU (Royal North Shore Hospital); General Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Mona Vale Hospital, Ryde Hospital); Ryde/Cooma Hospital Metro/Rural Exchange; Community Health/General Exchange; Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Nursing
  • July:  General Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Ryde Hospital); Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Nursing  


How can I nominate my clinical preferences?

You will be asked to nominate your clinical preferences when you are invited to interview with us. When we allocate you to to a placement, we will try to take your clinical preferences into account as much as possible.


Do you have any specialty streams available?

Royal North Shore Hospital offers specialty streams in ICU (February intake), Perioperative (February intake) and NICU (March intake), which are a full 12 months in the specialty area. A limited number of positions are offered and entry is very competitive.

Opportunities for a rotation through the Emergency and High Dependency Units are available at Ryde Hospital, while Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital offers opportunities for rotations through Emergency, ICU and Operating Theatres as part of the General Stream. 


Further information  

For further information specific to our different facilities and services, please see the links and contact details of our Educational Consultants below:

​Midwifery (please refer to our flyer here)

​Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

​02 9477 9506

​Royal North Shore Hospital

​02 9463 2136

​Nursing (please refer to our flyer here)

​Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

​02 9926 4496/ 8438 9059

​Royal North Shore Hospital

​02 9926 4670

​Ryde Hospital

​02 9858 7315

​Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service

​02 9887 5623

​Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol

​02 9887 5027


For more information on the GradStart interviews and recruitment process at NSLHD, please contact the NSLHD Nursing and Midwifery Directorate on (02) 9462 9486 or email [email protected].