Nursing in Australia- Courses and opportunities

Nursing is considered one of the noblest professions in the world. The popularity of nursing is only increasing with time. Throughout the world, nursing professionals are held in high regard. It is a versatile and rewarding career which enables you to do your bit for humanity. And hence, many students take up nursing as the definitive career option with an aim to study abroad.

Australia is the third most popular global study destination. Its strong educational infrastructure and innovative approach to education have established Australian education system on the highest pedestal in the academic world. All 43 universities offer various top-quality courses in Australia for international students.

Studying nursing in Australia is no less than a dream. The nursing courses in Australia are impeccably designed to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills required in the healthcare industry.

International students have the opportunity to select from various nursing courses in Australia.

A few of them are-

Bachelor of Nursing

It includes undergraduate qualification in Nursing or midwifery. The completion of this course qualifies students as a nurse at ‘registered’ level or ‘division 1’. Some undergraduate degrees even facilitate students to specialise in specific areas and complete additional study to work in the area in which they aim to specialise.

Master of Science (Nursing)

The postgraduate courses are designed for qualified nursing professionals who wish to upgrade and acquire newer specialisations like critical care nursing, mental health nursing, aged care nursing, midwifery, paediatric nursing etc. Some courses even provide nursing management and administration training.

VET in Nursing

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses consist of diplomas and advanced nursing diplomas. Under which graduates are qualified to work in the ‘enrolled’ level or ‘division 2’ in more advanced and wider range of jobs than the ‘registered’ course.

PhD (Nursing)

Further research studies in nursing are available in the form of Research-Doctorate programmes. With a majority of doctorate students opting to become educators and professors in nursing.

It is also noted that Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration and Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) programme are also the necessary steps to be taken to practice in Australia as a full-fledged healthcare professional.

Healthcare and nursing as a profession are taken very seriously in Australia. The demand for nursing professionals has been on a steep rise and will continue even in future. With exciting innovation and superlative health facilities, Australia is the best place to practice nursing.

Over the years, many Nepalese students under the proper guidance have opted to study and work in Australia, and it has turned out to be tremendously fruitful. From applying for the best courses to choosing where to study in Australia, right advice has always helped.

AECC Global is the leading education agency in Nepal. The experts at AECC Global guarantee ethical counselling of the highest quality. For the best career advice, contact AECC Global today.

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