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Career as a nurse

Provides nursing care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities or other health care facilities and in the

Tasks Include:

  • assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards

  • liaises with other health professionals and members of health teams
  • assists medical practitioners to examine patients, administer treatment and deliver babies

  • observes, records and reports on patients’ condition and their reactions to drugs and other treatments

  • promotes health and assists in the prevention of ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities

  • supervises and coordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers

  • may specialise in a particular area of nursing care


  • Acute Care Nurse

  • Aged Care Nurse

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Community Nurse

  • Paediatrics Nurse

  • Remote/Rural Area Nurse

Careers in Australia:
Higher education
vocational training
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