1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2323-11 Registered Nurse

Provides 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 occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

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

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