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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.

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