Nurse Practitioner 254411

Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

Nurse Practitioner 254411

Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

Occupation Overview for Nurse Practitioners in Australia

Unit Group

2544

Skill Level

1

In Australia and New Zealand

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor’s 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.

Tasks Include

• 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 Related Occupations in 2544 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)
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
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)
254499 Registered Nurses nec

Nurse Practitioner 254411

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

None

Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Registered Nurse (Gerontology)

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to children from birth to school age and their families with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection of, and early intervention in, physical, emotional and social problems affecting children and their families such as assistance with parentcraft, immunisation and developmental milestones. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Plunket Nurse (NZ)

Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care, health counselling, screening and education to individuals, families and groups in the wider community with a focus on patient independence and health promotion. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Registered Nurse (Health Education and Promotion)
Registered Nurse (Public Health)
Registered Nurse (School Nurse)

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to critically ill patients and patients with unstable health following injury, surgery or during the acute phase of diseases, integrating new technological equipment into care in settings such as high dependency units, intensive care units, emergency departments or retrieval services. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Registered Nurse (Acute Care)
Registered Nurse (Emergency/Trauma)
Registered Nurse (High Dependency)
Registered Nurse (Neonatal Intensive Care)
Registered Nurse (Paediatric Intensive Care)

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416

Alternative Title

Mental Retardation Nurse

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

None

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to patients recovering from injury and illness and assists and facilitates patients with disabilities to live more independently. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Registered Nurse (Rehabilitation)

Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to patients with conditions, such as infections, metabolic disorders and degenerative conditions, which require medical intervention in a range of health, aged care and community settings. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

None

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421

Alternative Title

Practice Nurse
Primary Health Care Nurse (NZ)

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides clinical care to patients, undertakes clinical organisation and practice administration, and facilitates communication within a general practice environment and between the practice and outside organisations and individuals. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

None

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422

Alternative Title

Psychiatric Nurse

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Psychopaedic Nurse (NZ)
Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol)
Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care)

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423

Alternative Title

Operating Room Nurse

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assesses patients' condition, plans nursing care for surgical intervention, maintains a safe and comfortable environment, assists Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitors patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic)
Registered Nurse (Operating Room)
Registered Nurse (Recovery)

Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

Provides nursing care to patients with injuries and illness that require surgical intervention. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

None

Registered Nurse (NEC) 254499

Alternative Title

None

Skill Level

1

Tasks Under this Occupation

This occupation group covers Registered Nurses not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisations

Nursing Officer (Defence Forces)
Registered Nurse (Infection Control)
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
Registered Nurse (Remote or Rural Area)

Skills Assessment Authority

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the independent assessing authority authorised by law to conduct the skills assessments by the Department of Home Affairs and Department of Education and Training, for Internationally qualified nurses, internationally qualified midwives and International students studying nursing and midwifery in Australia or New Zealand, who have completed their course and are registered in Australia or New Zealand.

ANMAC’s Skilled Migration Services assess the skills of nurses and midwives who want to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program. ANMAC determines if an applicant has the nursing or midwifery qualifications and experience needed for migration to Australia.

Qualifications to become Nurse Practitioner in Australia

Completion of a program of study listed on the NMBA Approved Program of Study list provides a pathway to registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia (subject to also meeting other registration requirements). Completion of a program of study that is not listed as an NMBA Approved Program of Study may not provide a basis for registration as a nurse or midwife. ANMAC recommends that prospective students consider the requirements for registration prior to commencing a program of study.

Registered Nurse Approved Programs of study for general registration

Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery
Master of Nursing Practice
Master of Clinical Nursing

Enrolled Nurse Approved Programs of study for general registration

Diploma of Nursing

Midwifery Approved Programs of study for general registration

Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery
Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Master of Midwifery

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