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How To Become A Registered Nurse

If you are looking for a career that is personally and professionally rewarding, a career as a registered nurse may be what you are looking for. Over the next 5 years, there are expected to be 147,000 job openings for registered nurses. On top of this, unemployment is low amongst enrolled and registered nurses due to consistently high demand.

At Prestige Inhome Care, we have a number of qualified and registered nurses within our team. Our in-home nurses are highly trained and have a range of specialist skills and

Becoming A Registered Nurse

There are a number of reasons you should become a registered nurse. These include:

  • You can make a real impact in the lives of the elderly
  • The ability to specialise in a particular area of nursing, such as palliative care services or ongoing personal care
  • Multiple career options – nurses are in high demand, so job opportunities are plentiful
  • Form meaningful relationships with elderly people and those living with a disability or health condition.

Registered Nursing Qualifications

To become a registered nurse, you need to complete a Bachelor of Nursing. After you have applied for registration and been accepted, you will then be required to get all relevant vaccinations. A Working With Children Check and National Police Check will also be required.

You should expect to gain the following by completing your Bachelor of Nursing degree:

  • Provide care to individuals from diverse backgrounds across different stages of their life
  • Be highly literate in the use and management of information and evidence-based knowledge for best practices across a variety of healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate leadership through the use of personal, intellectual, and creative autonomy
  • Exhibit personal values and beliefs consistent with your role as responsible members of local, national and international, and professional communities 
  • Recognise and value communication as a tool for negotiation
  • Creating new understandings by interacting with others, and furthering your own learning
  • Engage effectively in the therapeutic care of a variety of individuals’ health care needs.

Once you have completed your course, you’ll need to apply to the AHPR to practice as a registered nurse. You will need to renew this registration annually.

Career Opportunities

With a Bachelor of Nursing, you can work as a registered nurse in the following areas:
Aged Care

  • 24-Hour Nursing
  • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Community Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency Medicine

Become A Registered Nurse At Prestige Inhome Care

At Prestige Inhome Care, we are the pioneers of 24-hour, in-home care. We offer the following in-home nursing services:
  • Up to 24-hour nursing
  • Stoma care
  • Surgery, wound and injury care
  • Ongoing support, counselling and education
  • Medication and prescriptions
  • Medical product selection and provision
  • Personal care
  • Allied health
  • Respite care
  • Hosting and lifting assistance
  • Palliative care
  • Continence and catheter
  • Diabetes care

We are always looking for qualified nurses who are passionate about providing tailored care to older Australians with varying needs of care. Not only are we Australia’s fastest-growing in-home support service with over 800 staff, but we also have a fantastic culture that rewards and recognises staff achievements.

To Get Started with Prestige, you will need...

  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance or willingness to apply for one 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate 
  • A valid national police check or willingness to apply for one 
  • Valid driver’s licence, car, and comprehensive car insurance 
  • Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations.

Learn more about your career opportunities at Prestige and contact us today.

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