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Clinical Nurse Consultant Courses

Clinical Nurse Consultants are highly experienced nurses who oversee clinical operations and patient care in specialist wards and health units (eg, emergency room, children’s ward, ICU). They are engaged by hospitals, community health organisations, and government health providers to evaluate existing clinical practices and advise on how to improve the overall functioning of the unit.

As a Clinical Nurse Consultant you could be reviewing the written operating procedures in the paediatrics unit, meeting with the nursing support staff who work in the operating theatre, working with the hospital’s executive team to update the nursing standards in the geriatrics wing, collaborating with nurse managers in the emergency room to refine the working roster, or attending an international nursing conference for Registered Nurse Practitioners (NPs).

To succeed as a Clinical Nurse Consultant you will need extensive operational experience as a clinical nurse, leadership and management skills, and the ability to prepare detailed written reports and recommendations.

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Popular Clinical Nurse Consultant Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Clinical Nurse Consultant. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Clinical Nurse Consultants earn?

There are no clear salary figures for Australian Clinical Nurse Consultants. Increase your earning capacity by undertaking post-graduate qualifications and joining an organisation like the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.

What are the job opportunities for Clinical Nurse Consultants?

There are no clear employment figures for Clinical Nurse Consultants currently working in Australia. They are employed by public and private hospitals, large medical practices, and community health organisations that provide patient care and nursing services.

How do I become a Clinical Nurse Consultant?

To become a Clinical Nurse Consultant you must be a Registered Nurse Practitioner (NP) with specialist qualifications. This requires:

  1. Completing a Bachelor of Nursing.
  2. Registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  3. Logging more than 5,000 hours over a continuous 6-year period.
  4. Obtaining post-graduate nursing qualifications in advanced nursing, leadership, or clinical practice. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Master of Advanced Nursing Practice are excellent choices.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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