Transition to Practice Program

The Northern NSW Local Health District offers Transition to Practice places for newly graduated Registered Nurses and Midwives across a number of health settings and facilities. The Northern NSW Local Health District covers a region stretching from Grafton in the south to Tweed Heads in the north and Urbenville and Bonalbo in the west.

Our region boasts some of the best, sun drenched stretches of beach anywhere in Australia.

We also have magnificent ancient rainforests and mountain ranges. The region is littered with large river systems which bring the crystal clear waters of the mountains all the way to the sea.

Transition to Practice Places and Interview Dates for 2018 Recruitment

Transition to Practice positions across NNSW LHD offer successful applicants a 12 month employment contract.  Applications are processed as part of the NSW Health state-wide recruitment for this program. Application information can be found on the NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery website:

Face to face interviews are the preferred option within NNSW LHD. Interviews via Microsoft Lync may be granted upon special request.

Site Interview Dates Rotation Information
Tweed / Byron Health Service Group Registered Nurse Placements
(Rotations include: The Tweed Hospital, Murwillumbah & Byron Central Hospitals)
August 2017 Medical, Surgical
Tweed /Byron Health Service Group Midwifery Placements August 2017 Women’s Care Services
Tweed/Byron Mental Health Service August 2017 Mental Health
Richmond Health Service Group Registered Nurse Placements
(Rotations include: Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, Nimbin & Urbenville)
August 2017 Medical Surgical, Rural, Remote
Lismore Base Hospital Midwifery Placements August 2017 Women’s Care Services
Richmond Mental Health Network Registered Nurse Placements
(Rotations include: Lismore Adult Mental Health Unit, Lismore Child & Adolescent Mental Health Unit)
August 2017 Mental Health
Clarence Valley Health Service Group Registered Nurse Placements
(Rotations include: Grafton & Maclean)
August 2017 Medical, Surgical
Grafton Base Hospital Midwifery Placements August 2017 Women’s Care Services

 Mid-StART (Midwifery Student Application for Recruitment and Training) positions

Mid-StART positions are being offered in the following locations for 2018.

Site Interview Dates Numbers of Positions
 The Tweed Hospital  August 2017  2
 Grafton Base Hospital  August 2017  1
 Lismore Base Hospital  August 2017  2


NNSW LHD Transition to Professional Practice (TPP) Coordinator: 

Sharon Wright
Nurse Manager – Nursing & Midwifery Workforce
(02) 66418418