NSLHD is proud to present the Transition to Professional Practice (TPP) program at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Royal North Shore and Ryde 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 TPP 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?

Applications open:  9am, Monday 2 July 2018

Applications close:  12noon, Thursday 19 July 2018

Applications must be submitted through the NSW Health website.


What do I need to know? 

All the information you need to complete your application, including key dates and eligibility criteria, is available in the 2019 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Handbook

You should read this handbook thoroughly before submitting your application.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact one of our Educational Consultants.


When will interviews be held?

Interviews at NSLHD will be held from Monday 20 August - Friday 24 August 2018. 


What can I expect at interview?

If you have listed a NSLHD facility as your first preference in your application, you will receive an email on Tuesday 7 August 2018 inviting you to an interview during the period Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August 2018.

You will be asked to bring to the interview a number of forms which you can access here.

You will be interviewed by a panel of 2 or 3 nursing staff from NSLHD.  You will be asked a series of questions that relate to the selection criteria (which are listed on page 9 of the Handbook).  You need to think about your clinical experience (either from your clinical placements or work experience as an AIN or EN) and relate this to the selection criteria.  Expect the interview to last around 20 - 30 minutes.


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, NICU, Perioperative Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital)
  • March:  General Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Ryde Hospital); Ryde/Cooma Hospital General 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  


Further information  

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


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

​02 9477 9506

Royal North Shore Hospital

​02 9463 2136


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

​02 9477 9101

Royal North Shore Hospital

​02 9926 4670

Ryde Hospital

​02 9858 7858

Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service

​02 9887 5623

Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol

​02 9887 5027


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


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