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Overview

Mothercraft Nurses provide care to newborn infants, and provide advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants.

Day-to-day

  • promotes and assists in health education activities for the prevention of ill health
  • bathes, feeds, changes and settles newborn infants
  • provides advice and training on infant care to parents of newborn infants
  • provides emotional support to parents of newborn infants.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become a Mothercraft Nurse

  • You need a diploma or advanced diploma in nursing to work as a Mothercraft Nurse. Some Mothercraft Nurses also have university qualifications.

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

Skills employers are looking for

  • Children's Health

  • Communication Skills

  • Midwifery

  • Maternal Child Health

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Immunisations Management

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