What careers are available with a nursing course

What careers are available with a nursing course

Nursing is a rewarding and at times challenging profession, which plays a very important role in our community.

You might think that there is only one type of nurse – the kind you see in your local hospital. However, a nursing career is in fact much broader and can present you with many exciting job paths. From paediatric to radiology nursing and mental health to research nursing, there are a variety of roles for you to explore. We offer a HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing (a Free TAFE course, and now also offered at our Bourke Street campus) and a BNURS13 Bachelor of Nursing. So, let’s look at some of the nursing careers available to you, and how a Holmesglen nursing course can help.

Want to help our younger generation?

Paediatric nurse

  •  You will support infants, children and young adults
  •  You will handle everything from immunisations to the treatment of symptoms
  •  A school nurse may work in public or private schools, or even become a travelling nurse

Want to make a positive difference on an important societal issue?

Drug and alcohol and mental health nurse

  •  You will deal with patients who are suffering from various psychiatric illnesses or addiction and help with their recovery plans
  •  Career settings include working in hospitals to outpatient clinics and specialised clinics
  • There are related nursing options that may also include community or rehabilitation nursing        

Prefer a research or technical setting?

Research nurses, radiology nurses, nursing educators and theatre nurses

  •  You will work with specialised and procedural roles
  •  These nurses can provide education about procedures
  •  Research nurses can assist with clinical trials, while radiology nurses help patients are receiving diagnostic or therapeutic radiology imaging

Other nursing career options for you

  •  Aged care nursing
  •  Defence Force nursing
  •  Emergency nursing
  •  Home Health nursing
  •  Oncology nursing
  •  Palliative care nursing
  •  Rural/remote nursing
  •  School nursing

How can Holmesglen help with your nursing career?

Our philosophy is to ensure you are ready for work at the end of your course. This is achieved through:

  •  On-campus training
  •  Simulation activities
  •  Supported clinical placement

This is just a snapshot of what is available to you and which nursing career pathway you can follow. To find out more, visit our nursing courses page.

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