Australian Capital Territory

Neonatal Nursing in the Australian capital territory

  • Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Nursing in the ACT offers a wide range of exciting opportunities, including participation in emergency retrievals and neonatal MET calls, care of the post-surgical baby and participation in quality improvement activities and research
  • If you are interested in applying for neonatal nursing positions within ACT, contact Janine McEwan at

In the ACT there are a number of opportunities for educational support for neonatal nurses.

  • The ACT offers nurses a Post Graduate Course in partnership with ACT Health and the Australian Catholic University. The graduate certificate consists of a total of 4 units, 2 units are offered online through ACU and 2 units are offered as face to face lectures at the Canberra Hospital. Successful participants are able to continue study and complete a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree
  • Placement within the clinical area is a prerequisite for acceptance into the postgraduate course
  • Scholarships are available for nurses undertaking postgraduate courses in the ACT
  • To find out more about the post graduate courses access the Australian Catholic University site or Barbara Dromgool at

Transition Program for Graduate Nurses with a placement in the Neonatal Unit

  • Clinical placements are offered to graduate nurses within the neonatal units through a transition program, for further information contact
Information updated February 2015