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A SNAPSHOT OF NURSING CAREERS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.

Assisting in
Nursing (AIN)            No national standard formal
                         qualification mandated. Varies
                         from minimal educational
                         preparation to traineeships in
                         aged care through to Certificate
                         III in aged care in the vocational
                         education and training (VET)
                         sector

Enrolled Nurse (EN)      Diploma qualification in the VET
                         sector

Advanced Practice
Enrolled Nurse           Diploma qualification in the VET
                         sector + post enrolment education
                         and experience in the role

Registered Nurse (RN)    Bachelor of Nursing qualification
                         in the university sector

Advanced Practice
Registered               Bachelor of Nursing +
Nurse                    postgraduate qualification in a
                         specialist area of clinical practice

Registered Midwife (RM)  Bachelor of Nursing with
                         postgraduate midwifery
                         qualification OR Bachelor of
                         Midwifery (direct entry) in the
                         university sector
Nurse Practitioner (NP)  Bachelor of Nursing + Masters
                         qualification in specialist area of
                         clinical practice + endorsement
                         from Nursing and Midwifery Board
                         of Australia to practice as a NP

Assisting in
Nursing (AIN)            Do not have a scope of practice.
                         Variety of personal care activities,
                         with the supervision of a registered
                         nurse

Enrolled Nurse (EN)      Variety of clinical activities around
                         direct patient care, with the
                         supervision of a registere nurse

Advanced Practice
Enrolled Nurse           Broader variety of clinical activities
                         around direct patient care,
                         requiring less supervision by a
                         registered nurse

Registered Nurse (RN)    Wide variety of clinical activities
                         around direct patient care
                         including patient assessment, care
                         planning, coordination of care and
                         medicines management

Advanced Practice
Registered               Wide variety of activities in a
Nurse                    general or specialist areas of
                         nursing practice which may include
                         direct patient caqre, day to day
                         clinical and staff management
                         and clinical education of nursing
                         colleagues

Registered Midwife (RM)  Pregnancy, labour, birth and post
                         natal care for women and their
                         babies

Nurse Practitioner (NP)  Nurse Practitioner is the most
                         advanced clinical nursing role.
                         Each NPs scope of practice is
                         determined by the context in which
                         they are endorsed to practice and
                         may involve referral of patients
                         to other health professionals,
                         prescribing medicines and
                         ordering diagnostic investigations

Assisting in
Nursing (AIN)            Aged and disability care and
                         some areas of the acute
                         health sector

Enrolled Nurse (EN)      All areas of health and aged
                         care

Advanced Practice
Enrolled Nurse           All areas of health and aged
                         care

Registered Nurse (RN)    All areas of health and aged
                         care

Advanced Practice
Registered               All areas of health and aged
Nurse                    care

Registered Midwife (RM)  Health care facilities, general
                         practice and community health
                         settings and in private practice

Nurse Practitioner (NP)  All areas of health and aged
                         care
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Publication:Nurses' Paycheck
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Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Jun 1, 2018
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