Being a Registered Nurse in Australia

Taking up a nursing career is popular in Nepalese society. Mostly female students on completion of higher secondary level approach educational consultancy to find out the best universities in Australia. While those of them who enter after finishing their nursing in Nepal, straightly march to Australia to become a registered nurse.

The statistics forecasted by Job Outlook denotes the demand of a registered nurse in Australia. It highlights the tremendous increase in the application of the nursing career over the past five years. Back in 2018, the country saw a large enrollment of nurses of 2,79,600, and it expects to increase by 330,900 in 2023 while the job openings for the nurses get projected around 147,000, which is 29,400 a year.

A dedicated Nepalese student holding a determination to be a registered nurse in Australia has a bright future. However, to become a registered nurse in Australia is not an easy task. One has to go through an endless procedure and clear a qualifying exam.

Alongside this, one must have interpersonal, reasoning and communicating skills which go beyond the course structure.

Scope of a registered nurse in Australia

  • Hospitals
  • Aged care center
  • Health care facilities

Qualifications required for registered nurse in Australia

If you have completed your nursing course in Nepal, you still have to enroll yourself in an Australian university for the graduation course (4 years) or Master course (2 years).

However, if you don’t want to waste your time any further, you can join the diploma course for registered nurses in Australia and clear the license exam.

Nepalese students can also register under the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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Responsibilities of a registered nurse in Australia

After becoming a registered nurse in Australia, the roles and responsibilities one must principally follow includes:

  • Coordinating and supervising the works of health care workers and enrolled nurses.
  • Address queries asked by the patients and their families politely.
  • Promoting health and participating in health-related education, training, workshop, and seminar.
  • Providing treatments, necessaries therapies, and medications as a response to care or treatment plan.
  • Working as a health consultant or professionals and become a member of health councils for proper coordination in caring the patients.

Additional skills for registered nurse in Australia

When enrolling yourself as a registered nurse in Australia, one needs to have a valid certificate combined with empathetic, caring, reliable, communication, and robust interpersonal skills.

Few of the essential qualities a registered nurse in Australia must have are:

Knowledge

Alongside, the sound knowledge of medicine and treatment plans, one must have:

Areas Skill levels Requirements
Psychology 84% Assessing and treating disorders, ability to identify personality differences, and interests.
Personal service 73% Understanding the patient’s need.
Counseling & therapy 63% Advice and guidance; Diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate physical and mental dysfunction.
Training & education 59% Teach and instruct individuals, design training and curriculum; measure the training effect.
Medicine & treatment 58% Treat personal injuries, deformities, and disease with preventive health measures.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Skills

Improving skills through training or experience, including:

Areas Skills levels Requirements
Critical thinking 57% Understanding the pros and cons of the situation.
Active listening 57% Attentively listening to the patient’s problems without interruption.
Coordination 59% Become a team player and coordinate with the group members.
Reading comprehension 61% Understand and read work-related information.
Social perceptiveness 63% Understanding human behavior.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Abilities

Wholly work with physical and mental skills, including:

Areas Skill levels Requirements
Inductive reasoning 70% Use every minute detailed information to frame general rules.
Problem identification 71% Notice the incurring issue and fix it before it goes out of hand.
Oral expression 66% Appropriately communicate with the patients in understandable language.
Written comprehension 61% Read and understand the information.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Activities

The kinds of activities sought by the employer as a registered nurse in Australia.

Areas Skill levels Requirements
Gain decision & solving problems 70% Use update information to bring out the best solutions.
Updated knowledge 78% Know about the latest ideas and technology development.
Helping & caring others 79% Providing emotional assistance, medical attention, and personal caring.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Salary of a registered nurse in Australia

Nepalese nurse working in Australia can easily fund themselves after being a registered nurse in Australia. The weekly pay of a registered nurse is $1,909, while the average salary of a registered nurse in Australia is $65,000.

The hourly pay of $37.77 (for intern) is offered to them. But the wage system of a nurse depends on the location, experience, qualifications, and seniority.

Writer : Pabitra Dhakal

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