Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program


The ACT Health Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program (ENTPP) is a well established and highly successful program.

The ENTPP aims to provide newly graduated Enrolled Nurses (EN) with the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and skills, and develop clinical competence.

Applications for the 2019 program are now open.

To apply, please visit ACT Health Employment website

Aims, key components and employee benefits

The Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program aims to:

• Provide a structured framework to support the EN with transition into the acute care environment

• Assist the EN to consolidate their professional practice as outlined in the Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurses (NMBA, 2015)

• Support the EN to develop their skills and knowledge

Key components of the Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program:

• Two clinical rotations (2 x 6 months)

• Diversity of rotations within of ACT Health

• Graduate intakes vary each year. Expected intakes for 2019 will be in February, April and May.

• Three day ACT Health Orientation, in addition to a ENTPP workshop and supernumerary days on the ward

• Extensive support network including the ENTPP Clinical Development Nurses (EN CDNs) as well as specialist ward CDNs

• Scheduled fortnightly Clinical Education and Debrief sessions

• Completion of professional development activities for the ENTPP

• Certificate of Completion ceremony at the end of the program

• The EN Transition to Practice Program is supported by the Graduate Nurse Program Policy and Standard Operating Procedure

The EN Co-ordinator is designated to provide leadership and support for the learning and development of all ENs undertaking the program

Employee benefits of ACT Health:

• Seven weeks annual leave plus a paid ADO per month for full time employees (on a rotating roster)

• Salary packaging

• Employee email account

• Access to a large comprehensive library with access to biomedical date bases via the internet, available in your home

• Free secure car parking on campus

• Access to free continuing education each year such as in-services, e-learning and face to face courses through the Staff Development Unit