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Description: Provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

  • assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
  • promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 254411 - Nurse Practitioner
  • 254412 - Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  • 254413 - Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  • 254414 - Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  • 254415 - Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  • 254417 - Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
  • 254418 - Registered Nurse (Medical)
  • 254421 - Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • 254422 - Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • 254423 - Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  • 254424 - Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  • 254425 - Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  • 254499 - Registered Nurses nec