A nurse practitioner provides advanced and extended nursing care to patients, such as ordering diagnostic tests, undertaking diagnosis and health assessments, prescribing patient care management, medicines and therapies, as authorised in relevant nursing legislation, and referring to specialist Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals in a range of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. A nurse practitioner is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
Nurse Practitioner Occupation Lists
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The job of a nurse practitioner in Australia is to provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Occupations in the nurse practitioner unit group (Group 2544) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required in Australia as a nurse practitioner.
Occupations within the Nurse Practitioner Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same nurse practitioner group, if not specifically listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in Australia is $ 80,938 for male employees and $ 70,768 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 42.4 Females: 43.1 Persons: 43.0
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 2544) Registered nurses - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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