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Nursing Clinical Directors manage nursing programs and clinical services in hospitals, aged care or other health service facilities, maintain standards of nursing care, provide leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled nursing and midwifery workforce, and contribute to health service planning.


  • develops, implements and monitors the procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
  • co-ordinates and administers health and welfare programs and clinical services
  • monitors and evaluates resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
  • controls administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services.


  • stressful.

To become a Nursing Clinical Director

  • You usually need a university qualification in nursing and nursing experience to work as a Nursing Clinical Director.

    Take a Diploma of Nursing

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

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Leadership

  • Nursing

  • Care Planning

  • Mentoring

  • Computer Literacy

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