A mothercraft nurse gives a new born baby its first bath

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurse

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

Overview

Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and in the community, and assist parents in providing care to newborn infants under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Midwife.

Day-to-day

  • assessing, planning and implementing nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as administering medications, and monitoring responses to treatments and care plans
  • assisting Registered Nurses and other team members to coordinate and evaluate care provided
  • promoting and assisting in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
  • bathing, feeding, changing and settling newborn infants
  • providing advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants
  • providing emotional support to parents of newborn infants.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • shift work
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,426 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurse

  • You usually need a formal qualification and clinical experience to work as an Enrolled or Mothercraft Nurse. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

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