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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Division One Registered Nurse is between $75k and $85k

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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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How do Division One Registered Nurses rate their role?

Latest reviews from 30 Division One Registered Nurses surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.3

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Aug 2019
If you want to make a difference in someones life be a nurse.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
aged care
The good things
Nursing is a key to many other job roles within one profession. I have been able to work as a nurse, as manager and educator and ACFI coordinator, a coach and mentor.I have been an infection control s...
The challenges
People are challenges, with their exceptions, their cultures and their needs.If you can be empathetic and compramise this nearly always leads to a win win outcome. Shift work can be tough, but can a...
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Aug 2019
The nursing profession is an advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nursing
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Age Care
The good things
Aged care work has been very rewarding to me and it provides the opportunity for me to meet a wide variety of older people. When I provide support to older people I am able to make a tremendous differ...
The challenges
We, Aged care workers care for elderly people, often with very complex care needs. We provide personal, physical, and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. Most c...
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Working hours for Division One Registered Nurses

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What are the job opportunities for Division One Registered Nurses?

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