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Registered Nurses (Child and Family Health) provide nursing care to children 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.


  • assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients
  • provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans
  • promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
  • answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
  • supervises and co-ordinating the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.


  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become a Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health). It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor of Nursing

    Take a Diploma of Nursing

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Paediatrics

  • Communication Skills

  • Midwifery

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Nursing

  • Patient Care

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