Griffith's nursing and midwife staff numbers have seen an increase, with eight graduates joining the city's health services this week.
The additions is part of a wave of graduates joining the ranks of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) this year, with a total of 85 nurse and midwife graduates expected to join health services in the region.
The eight graduates starting at the Griffith Base Hospital will form part of the initial 52 joining the region's services, with 33 more due to begin work in August.
MLHD executive director of nursing and midwifery Karen Cairney said the graduates will undergo an education and mentoring program to transition their skills from the university to the workplace.
"Each nurse and midwife is linked with local nursing and midwifery management and educators so they have access to clinical or personal support when needed," Ms Cairney said.
"Throughout their first year, graduates are provided with opportunities in a variety of clinical settings to ensure they gain a range of experience and consolidate skills and knowledge developed whilst at university."
With two-thirds of February's commencing graduates coming from tertiary education institutions within the region, Ms Cairney said it was encouraging to have a high number of local graduates opt to begin their careers in the region.
"It is pleasing that MLHD can provide employment to so many local graduates, keeping local people in local hospitals and local communities," Ms Cairney said.
Graduates will join 23 locations in the region, with Hillston, Narrandera, West Wyalong, Tumut and Batlow among the locations gaining graduates.