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Palliative Care Nurse Courses

Research Nurses are qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) who specialise in the nursing support and care of terminally ill and dying patients who are approaching end-of-life. They hold post-graduate qualifications and may work at hospitals, aged care facilities, and cancer treatment centres. Some Research Nurses provide home care services.

As a Research Nurse you could be bathing a patient and helping them get dressed, advising family members on different ways to manage symptoms, supporting a distressed patient who is in considerable pain, providing emotional support to a patient as they prepare to talk to their family about their life-expectancy, encouraging a patient to engage in social activities, updating patient records and competing documentation, or just taking a self-care day to rest and rejuvenate.

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Popular Palliative Care Nurse Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Palliative Care Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Research Nurses earn?

The average salary for registered nurses in Australia is $1,937 per week ($100,724 per annum), this includes Research Nurses. Increase your earning capacity by undertaking post-graduate qualifications in palliative and critical care and joining a peak industry body such as Research Nurses Australia (PCNA).

What are the job opportunities for Research Nurses?

There are 325,500 Registered Nurses (RNs) currently working in Australia, this includes Research Nurses. There is a growing demand for all types of qualified nurses in every part of Australia, with thousands of new jobs expected over the next 3-5 years.

How do I become a Research Nurse?

To become a Research Nurse you must complete a Bachelor of Nursing and then apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Once you are a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) you should complete a post-graduate qualification. The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing is an excellent choice. Some Research Nurses also hold supporting qualifications in counselling, acute care, and aged care nursing.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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