Working in australia
Although in some countries nursing is a job with little status, this is not the case in Australia, where nursing is a respected profession for both males and females.
The introduction of a University based nursing education has led to Australia having a very well educated and highly skilled nursing workforce.
- Nurses in Australia have gained increased autonomy, accountability and increased responsibilities.
- Nurses are an integral part of the health care team, making autonomous and rational nursing decisions.
- Nursing is a profession in Australia, and is remunerated accordingly.
- Nursing, like all other professions requires a University education
Nursing is not just a job – it’s a career.
- Nurses are highly respected in the community
- Nurses are recognised for the diversity and breadth of knowledge and skills
- Contemporary nursing is a unique occupation encompassing;
- a highly specialised body of knowledge, and
- the utilisation of complex technology and acquired skills
- Nursing offers unparalleled job security,
- Nursing offers a generous salary structure in line with other professions.
- Australian nurses are in demand all over Australia and the world.
- Nurses choose to work in a long list of specialty clinical areas.
- Nurses can also work in management, education, research or health promotion.
- A nursing career can be many careers in one.
- There are many areas of specialisation
- A nursing qualification can be used in combination with other careers
- Examples include law, psychology and marketing.
- A career in nursing is never dull; there’s a job to suit every personality.
- It’s a chance to make a difference to the quality of someone else’s life.
- Australian Nursing could make a difference to the quality of your life by providing you with a rewarding and challenging career.
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