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Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles.
Are you an international student looking to make a promising career in nursing?
Australian workforce in Healthcare is ever thriving and expanding (23% projected job growth).Different nursing qualifications have different
employment outcomes. You can choose to become an Enrolled Nurse,Registered Nurse (RN) or even a Medication Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Nurses are in high demand globally and in Australia and consistently feature in the skills shortage list for Australian PR.
Due to the high demand for Registered nurses as with other sectors of nursing, these occupations are listed consistently in the Skilled Occupations
List (SOL) and the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). These include Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Aged
Care), and Nurse Practitioner. As most visa types, an assessment procedure by a recognised authority (Australian Nursing and Midwifery
Accreditation Council, ANMAC for Registered nurses and practitioners) is required as part of the visa application for work or migration purpose
such as Permanent Residency. Nursing degree graduates can look ahead in building a medical career and invest for a bright future in Australia.
Courses Available for Nursing in Australia
As per the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia’s provisions, Enrolled Nurses usually work under the direction and authority of a Registered
Nurse. There are some tasks that only a Registered Nurse can do. An EEN is an Enrolled Nurse who has gone through some additional training which
gives them the ability to administer medications. Here are the different types of qualifications to set you up for a nursing career in Australia.
Bachelor of Nursing
Nursing prepares you for your future role as a Registered Nurse in a health care environment. Subjects include, but are not limited to, health
assessment, physiology, legal and professional issues, principles of research etc.
3 years’ full time or equivalent part-time to complete Bachelor of Nursing
Completion of Year 12 or Overseas Equivalent.
You must have IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no band lower than 6.5 or equivalent
Master of Nursing
Specially meant for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing degree to learn how to work with other healthcare professionals toward providing patient
care that is of the highest quality and grow leadership skills in nursing.
You will have 2 years of full-time or four years of part-time study to complete Master of Nursing.
Completion of Bachelor degree or equivalent
You must have IELTS score of 7.0 with no band lower than 7.0 or equivalent.
Diploma of Nursing
You can become an Enrolled Nurse by doing Diploma of Nursing, in twelve to eighteen months. The Diploma course will educate you the basic
skills and knowledge required to work under a Registered Nurse. Through this course you will be able to work in a variety of nurse settings, and you
can continue studying to complete a Bachelor of Nursing.
One and half years to two years to complete Diploma of Nursing.
Completion of Year 12 or Overseas Equivalent
You must have IELTS score of 7 overall with no band lower than 7 or equivalent
The Internationally Qualified Nurse (IQN) Program
Once known as the IRON Program its goal is to prepare international nurses for Australian registration.The program is a bridging course grant by the
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and help raise confidence and increases the employability of overseas nurses.