HEALTH SCIENCE

POPULAR STUDY & CAREER OPTIONS IN AUSTRALIA

 

REGISTERED NURSE

Average Salary: AUD 75,875 - 76,187 / year * 

Recommended Course(s) of Study

  • Bachelor of Nursing (3 Years)

Nurses can work in areas such as Aged Care, Child & Family Health,  Community Health, Critical Care and Emergency, Development Disability, Disability and Rehabilitation, Medical, Medical Practice, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Perioperative, Surgical and many more.

Please see overview of these nursing job scopes in Australia below.

2021 University Scholarship in Australia (Eligibility Applies)^

Central Queensland University Scholarship for NEW International Students:

Bachelor of Nursing (3 Years)

  • 25% Scholarship: AUD 23,805 / year (x3) (after scholarship) ^
  • Course Location: Rockhampton (Queensland Regional Campus)
  • English Requirement: IELTS Academic 7.0 All Bands
  • Intakes: March 2021 & July 2021

* Disclaimer:

  • The salaries stated above are based on average income per year in Australia gathered from Neuvoo (see below).
  • Salaries may vary based on relevant education, work experiences, skillsets and professional recognition of a working individual as well as job location.

 

Job Descriptions and Pay Range for each occupation listed above:

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

Job Overview:

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

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Pay Range:

Source Reference: Neuvoo

Registered Nurse (Development Disability)

Job Overview:

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

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)

Job Overview:

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

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Medical)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

Job Overview:

Provides nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances. Registration or licensing is required.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

Job Overview:

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.

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

Job Overview:

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

Source Reference: abs.gov.au

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