254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
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ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Alternative Title:
Psychiatric Nurse

Provides nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 1
Psychopaedic Nurse (NZ)
Registered Nurse (Child and Adolescence Mental Health)
Registered Nurse (Drug and Alcohol)
Registered Nurse (Psychiatric Rehabilitation)
Registered Nurse (Psychogeriatric Care)

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2544 Registered Nurses

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Registered Nurses
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REGISTERED NURSES provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Occupations in this unit group 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.
Tasks Include:

assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
working in consultation with other Health Professionals and members of health teams, and coordinating the care of patients
providing interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitoring responses to treatment and care plan
promoting health and assisting in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities
answering questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care
supervising and coordinating the work of Enrolled Nurses and other health care workers

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 461.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 212.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 233.60