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Division One Registered Nurse

Provide primary health care services in a hospitals, aged care facilities and other community settings.

What's it like to be a Division One Registered Nurse?

A Registered Nurse (RN) Division 1 is responsible for providing primary health care services. It is usual for RN Division 1s to work in settings such as hospitals, aged care, mental health and education.

Division One Registered Nurse

Tasks and duties

  • Planning, providing, documenting and evaluating patient healthcare problems and undertaking assessments and treatment as required.
  • Preparing patients for examinations, administering medication and providing post-operative care.
  • Coordinating professional care according to individual patient plan, and adhering to national standards and legal requirements.
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The role of an RN Division 1 may vary depending on the patient and the setting, but they tend to work collaboratively with other skilled professionals such as Doctors, Surgeons, Physiotherapists, speciality Nurses and others to provide patient care.

Depending on the setting, RN Division 1s may work shifts (evenings, weekends and public holidays).

What can I earn as a Division One Registered Nurse?

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How to become a Division One Registered Nurse


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To work as a qualified RN Division 1 in Australia a formal qualification in nursing is required. These are usually full-time courses over three years, for people over 17 years of age or who have completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index. The courses provide a blend of theory and clinical nursing experiences.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of nursing. This could be a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Science (majoring in Nursing) or Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse).
  2. Alternatively, for students with previous tertiary qualifications, complete a two-year Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program, or a Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry).
  3. After completing your qualification, apply to the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) to practice as a RN Division 1.
  4. RNs with several years’ experience can move into more specialised roles (such as rural and remote, intensive care, surgical nursing or oncology), transfer into the medical administrative sector or become a Nurse Unit Manager.

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Latest reviews from 59 Division One Registered Nurses surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Nursing can be tough at times but it’s rewarding in ways you can’t imagine. I love it
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10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
General Medical
The good things
I love everything about my job. I’m a people person and believe that the simple and small things matter. I love and enjoy just coming to work - work family is awesome and I have an amazing boss (NUM)....
The challenges
Working with personalities can be difficult at times but it’s good to see how you and others go with it. What works and what doesn’t. I suppose shift work can be hard for some but it works fabulous fi...
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May 2021
Nurisng is tough however worth
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nursing
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Drug and alcohol
The good things
If you are passionate about nursing it an exceptionally rewarding career. The patients are often friendly and will recognise nurses who have looked after them well in the outside world. You can make a...
The challenges
If you are passionate about nursing it an exceptionally rewarding career. The patients are often friendly and will recognise nurses who have looked after them well in the outside world. You can make a...
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