Graduate Nurse Program

Buderim Private Hospital Nurse smiling at camera

Graduate nursing positions on the Sunshine Coast

Join a world-class healthcare team with the Buderim Private Hospital Graduate Nurse Program, learning at one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest tertiary hospitals, which is part of one of Queensland’s largest private hospital groups.

At Buderim Private Hospital, we have a deep and real connection to the Sunshine Coast. With experience that’s 40 years in the making, we’re driven by a desire to consistently exceed the needs and expectations of our patients, their families, and our community.

At Buderim Private, we’re proud of reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our family, and beyond. We believe everyone should be able to live life in all its fullness.

Clinical rotations

Over the course of a year and two part-time clinical rotations, we offer the opportunity to consolidate your skills in several specialities – broadening your experience, and setting you up for success.

Graduate Nurse Program

Nurse graduate program highlights

Our Graduate Nurse Program is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference, together, allowing you to learn on the job, as you move from study to professional practice. Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you in your graduate year.

Most importantly, we offer educators, leaders and teammates who genuinely care from the heart about your success. Some have been supporting and educating others for more than 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience your first year in the real world.

Here’s what to expect:

A young Graduate Nurse Program participant in blue scrubs holds the hand of a young boy, who is lying in bed eating an ice block.
Three young Graduate Nurse Program participants in a hospital room at Buderim Private Hospital.
A smiling participant in the Graduate Nurse Program at Buderim Private Hospital.

Career development

At Buderim Private Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing career opportunities in a range of clinical specialities.

Following your program, you’ll be highly encouraged to continue your career with Buderim Private Hospital, or be supported in applying for other opportunities within UnitingCare. You can explore the areas you completed placement in, or look to try something completely different.

We recognise the importance of continually learning and developing as individuals – it’s even one of our values. We partner with the University of Tasmania to provide our people with the opportunity to further themselves through a range of postgraduate courses.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes.

How to apply

Buderim Private Hospital has two intakes a year:

The next graduate intake opens on July 1, 2024. Come back here then for a live “Apply now” button.

For more information, please read our guides for applicants.

Download the Buderim Private Hospital Graduate Nurse Program brochure

The UnitingCare hospital group

Buderim Private Hospital is proudly part of UnitingCare, which has of the largest private, not-for-profit hospital groups in Queensland. If this Graduate Nurse Program is currently unavailable, check out the other exceptional graduate nursing programs available within our hospital group.


For information on how to apply for upcoming graduate programs, contact us today via the form below.

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