Registered Nurse (Community Health)

Registered Nurses (Community Health) provide 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.

info-icon
Not available
info-icon
0
in
    info-icon
    Very strong

    Overview

    Registered Nurses (Community Health) provide 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.

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Registered Nurse (Community Health)

    • You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Community Health). Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

      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

    info-icon