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.

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.

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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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