Nursing is a diverse and exciting career choice that offers many opportunities for both the division one and division two nurse. The Nurse Policy Branch provides support for nurses to enhance their professional development through educational opportunities.
Nursing is a dynamic profession. Roles and practice are continually evolving. To consolidate education and clinical practice a Graduate Nurse Program is recommended for new graduates.
Nurses have a responsibility to ensure their knowledge and skills remain current. This may be achieved through both formal and informal education and training. Many employers offer in-service programs. There are a wide range of short courses and educational forums available through public and private providers.
For nurses wishing to specialise there are a range of postgraduate courses available including postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, masters and doctoral level studies. The nurse practitioner role is a new, developing role for senior, advanced clinical nurses.
Postgraduate scholarships are available to provide financial support for nurses wishing to undertake postgraduate education in targeted areas of practice.
Division 2 nurses have range of opportunities to enhance their clinical practice and career opportunities. Post-registration education modules are available through private or public registered training organisations. Financial assistance for these programs is available through the paid study leave program.
Division 2 nurses are able to upgrade their qualifications to Division 1 through formal tertiary education.
For employment opportunities currently available in the public health section visit the Employment Opportunities page.
September 10, 2010
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