Becoming a Nurse

Nursing Careers

How do I become a nurse ?

Nursing can take you places; in your career or to another part of the world. Nursing is a profession that continues to grow and develop, and there are always new opportunities to learn. The nursing profession offers diverse practice environments that range from working with state of the art technology in metropolitan hospitals to working closely with clients and families in their homes or as a nurse practitioner. Nursing has a range of specialties from midwifery, paediatrics and aged care to oncology and palliative care, critical and emergency care, rehabilitation, mental health and rural and remote nursing. Nurses also work in education, research, health promotion, illness prevention, occupational health and safety and health service management.

Becoming a Registered Nurse

You will need to complete an accredited course at a recognised university. Two-year fast track programs are now available. To find out more contact the University of Tasmania, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Once you have successfully completed your program you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. For registration information visit their website.

University of Tasmania School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone (03) 6324 3318  (Launceston Campus)
Phone (03) 6226 4699 (Hobart Campus)
Or visit www.snm.utas.edu.au

 

Becoming an Enrolled Nurse

You will need to complete a Diploma of Nursing through a recognised training organisation. In Tasmania enrolled nurse training is provided by Tasmanian Polytechnic.  To find out more contact Tasmanian Polytechnic.  Once you have successfully completed your program you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, as a registered (division2 ) nurse.

Tasmanian Polytechnic
Phone 1300 655 307
Or visit www.polytechnic.tas.edu.au/enrolled-nursing.aspx