1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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REGISTERED NURSES provide nursing care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities or other health care facilities and in the community.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

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
  • assisting medical practitioners to examine patients, administer treatment and deliver babies
  • administering medications and treatments
  • observing, recording and reporting on patients' conditions and their reactions to drugs and other treatments
  • promoting health and assisting in the prevention of ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • supervising and coordinating the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers


This section contains the following subsection :
              2323-11 Registered Nurse

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