Study Nursing in Australia

Nursing offers a rewarding and versatile career option, with Australian nursing courses offered at a number of qualification levels. In the VET sector, nursing courses qualify graduates for work at the 'enrolled' or 'division 2' level. Students looking to work as a 'registered' or 'division 1' nurse must study an undergraduate nursing degree. Enrolled nurses work under the supervision of registered nurses and implement rather than plan patient care, which falls under the duty of registered nurses. Registered nurses are also qualified to administer medication to patients. For those studying at undergraduate level, specialisations are available in areas such as psychiatric nursing and surgical nursing, although a wider range of specialisations are on offer at postgraduate level. Students can also choose to study midwifery, either on its own or by pairing it with nursing through a double degree.

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