Bachelor of NursingCareer
Nurses make a difference to people’s live every day. Working across many different communities, qualified professionals are in high demand across diverse roles in a vital global industry.
Working with a range of healthcare professionals, nurses are involved in the care of individuals, families and communities.
Nurses use their clinical judgement to advocate and promote safe healthcare environments. They are also involved in education and research, shaping health policy and approaches to patient care.
Nurses perform complex assessments of the physical and psychological needs of patients and put together care plans for their treatment and recovery.
They assist medical staff who perform invasive or complex procedures, educate patients to promote self-care and health, perform clinical tasks such as wound management and medication administration, and supervise other nurses or healthcare workers.
They can also specialise in a range of areas including emergency, paediatrics, cardiology, education, mental health, aged care, critical care, oncology and public health.
Nurses work in hospitals, general practices, aged-care facilities and community care. They work across a wide range of fields including:
- mental health
- critical care
Nursing is an essential profession with a high number of employees in Australia and around the world.
Graduates will have excellent employment prospects in a diverse range of metropolitan, rural, remote, and overseas healthcare settings, including:
- public and private hospitals
- community and public health
- acute care nursing
- mental health nursing
- aged-care nursing
- specialty support services
- industry and school health nursing
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- public and private acute care hospitals
- community mental health organisations
- healthcare organisations in other countries
Industry involvement in the program is extensive and includes: :
- Clinical placements for all students in a variety of healthcare agencies during the program
- Healthcare agencies are also involved in the development and monitoring of the program via program advisory groups
- Clinical staff from healthcare agencies are directly involved with clinical supervision of students
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a part of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and to practise as a Registered Nurse in Australia.
Graduates may seek international registration providing the successful completion of appropriate documentation to meet the specified requirements of the country concerned.
Graduates may pursue further study in an area of specialisation. RMIT offers:
- Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing
- Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
- Master of Mental Health Nursing