Registered Community Nurses

Registered community nurses provide general nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of care, and assist medical doctors with their tasks in settings outside of acute hospitals, such as clinics, health centres or visits to patients’ homes.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Plays an educational role for patients and families, helping to develop rehabilitation routines and advising on how to care for their condition in everyday life, disease prevention and nutrition.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors in conducting examinations and other medical procedures.
  • Administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.
  • Provides basic care and monitors patients' general health such as blood pressure or body temperature.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services within a community care setting.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Writing, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Science

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