What does a Registered Nurse do?
Cares for patients, clients and residents in hospitals, clinics and homes
- Provides general nursing care for patients
- Ensures patients receive their prescribed treatments and medications
- Observes, monitors assesses, reports and documents patients’ conditions
- Supports and informs patients and their families
- Trains and supervises others
- Gives medical examinations
What do I need to be good at?
- Patience and caring
- Helping patients
- Commitment to the dignity of life for disabled and elderly people
- Taking leadership and responsibility
- Flexibility to work weekends or evenings
How much does a Registered Nurse get paid?
Starts at $41,279 and progresses to $77,784 depending on your experience.
How does a Registered Nurse get trained?
You can start at school by
- Getting involved in the Experience in Community Services Taster for Year 10s.
- Enrolling in the VET in Schools Certificate III in Community Services Work or
- With a school based traineeship, Certificate III Community Services
- You can study Certificate III at TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation
- You can learn on the job
Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.
Where are the jobs for Registered Nurses?
uWorkin Jobs - www.uworkin.com
What does this job lead to?
Registered nurses may go on to further training to become specialists in:
- Community Health
- Marernal and Childcare
- Education Management