Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

Registered Nurses (Paediatrics) provide nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.

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    Overview

    Registered Nurses (Paediatrics) provide nursing care to children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.

    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, co-ordinating the care of patients
    • provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatments and care plans
    • promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
    • answers questions and provides information to patients and families about treatment and care
    • supervises and co-ordinates the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

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

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