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Clinical Nurse

Analyse complex health problems and clinical data alongside other health professionals.

What's it like to be a Clinical Nurse?

A Clinical Nurse is a senior Registered Nurse who has usually completed postgraduate study in order to take on additional roles within the healthcare setting.

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Clinical Nurses are trained to analyse complex health problems, identity a solution or treatment plan, and analyse and interpret clinical data in conjunction with other health professionals.

Working in a variety of settings, Clinical Nurses often specialise in treating various health issues and disease such as within oncology, radiology or mental health situations.

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How to become a Clinical Nurse


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To work as a Clinical Nurse, you will need to be a Registered Nurse. Additional postgraduate study is typically required to gain employment as a Clinical Nurse.

  1. Complete a Bachelor of Nursing. This typically takes 3 years of full-time study. Alternatively, if you have already completed a degree in a different field, complete a masters degree in nursing.
  2. Register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and gain experience working as a Registered Nurse.
  3. Complete a relevant postgraduate qualification such as a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing or a masters degree. Employment or experience in a specialty area of nursing such as aged care, oncology or general medicine may be required for entry.

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Latest Clinical Nurse reviews

Latest reviews from 33 Clinical Nurses surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
I choose nursing late in life, I felt that my life experiences led me there. I know that I have held the hands of dying residents who did not have anyone else. That is a privilege and I provided comfort and kindness. This is the most rewarding and important part of my job.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nursing
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Aged care
The good things
I have been able to support myself well a strong independent person. I was able to work my way up to a management position within 5 yrs. Their is lot of responsibility in this role because you are dea...
The challenges
Responsibility of peoples health and life decisions. A lot of nurses work shifts. I did this until I became manager.
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Oct 2018
nursing can be challenging, stressful, emotionally draining, but for me mostly rewarding.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nursing Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Acute nursing
The good things
Being acknowledged for my expertise. Being able to mentor and teach other nurses. Having the knowledge and ability to help diagnose and implement care at a high level. Being involved in decision mak...
The challenges
Ensuring that graduate nurses continue to learn, improve and implement a high level of nursing care. Being responsible for a large number of nurses with varying levels of knowledge and abilities is ...
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