New Graduate Nurse Programme

20th May 2022
Location: Dublin Contract Type: Permanent Email:

Now in it’s 10th year, the New Graduate Nurse Programme continues to be a success. The programme is aimed at nurses who are newly qualified or less than 2 years qualified and wish to gain experience in an acute, fast-paced clinical environment.

Members of our nursing staff offer great support as they mentor the new graduates to gain competency in many clinical skills.

Nurses who successfully complete the 1 year programme, continue their employment in Mater Private Hospital and as staff nurses, they play an integral role in our nursing team as they continue to build on their nursing knowledge and expertise.


Programme benefits

  • Commencing once per month for staff with < 2 year experience
  • Permanent contract – 1st year is on the graduate programme 
  • Three placements

Education week includes

  • Lectures from MPH clinical nurse specialists
  • Mater Private documentation and admission process
  • Initial supernumerary period in assigned clinical area

Mandatory training

  • CPR 
  • Manual handling
  • Infection control
  • Haemovigilence
  • Fire training
  • Computer training
  • I.V. medication study day


  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology and haematology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Theatre
  • Anaesthetics and recovery
  • ED
  • Day therapy

Rotation programme

Help decide the pathway of your nursing career - spend 4 months in 3 different specialities.

Entry requirements

  • B.Sc. General Nursing
  • Registered with NMBI
  • 2 Clinical References


Job descriptions available from Kathryn McBride HR Department or Ext 01 885 8692