Transition to Practice Program for Enrolled Nurses

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

Due to recent changes to the TTPP recruitment process for 2023 the TTPP Application Guide is currently unavailable. Instructions on how to apply for the 2023 Program will be included in the advertisement and its attachments. We apologise for any inconvenience the removal of the Application Guide may have at this time. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.

For those of you interested in applying for the 2023 program please download the 2023 referee template.

Applications OPEN 30 May, closing on 20 June 2022.

2020 Virtual Open Day

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Application Process

Applications for 2022 intakes are NOW OPEN.

COMPLETE applications which have been electronically submitted via the Canberra Health Services Employment website will be assessed in July/August 2021 and your referees contacted.

After assessing the application packages, successful applicants are invited to attend a short interview. Interviews will be held in September, 2021 at Canberra Hospital.

* Please note the venue may change, you will be notified of the change in advance. Phone interviews will not be available; however online (WebEx) interviews may be considered for interstate applicants.

Employment decisions will be based on written application, referee reports, satisfactory academic history, and interview.

If you have any questions please contact Maxine Jordan at

Clinical Development Nurses

The TTPP Clinical Development Nurses (CDNs) work exclusively with the Transition to Practice Program to provide clinical support, education, feedback and assessment of competency related to the NMBA Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice (2015).

The role of the Transition to Practice Program CDN is to:

  • Support your transition into the organisation and nursing workforce
  • Assist in identifying and facilitating your learning needs
  • Provide assistance with ‘hands on’ clinical support
  • Provide feedback on work performance
  • Enhance your professional development
  • Promote evidence based practice, and
  • Assess competence

A dedicated team of CDNs support the Transition to Practice program at Canberra Hospital and across Canberra Health Services.

Most clinical areas throughout Canberra Health Services have a CDN allocated to their team. These CDNs provide support to all staff in their respective clinical area and also assist new nurses.

Open Day

Open Day is designed to showcase the diversity of clinical placement opportunities available within Canberra Health Services.

Event information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency the 2021 Open Day will be virtual.

Contact us

Enrolled Nurse Coordinator: (02) 5124 3382

Enrolled Nurse Clinical Development Nurses: (02) 5124 3360

Page last updated on: 10 May 2022