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Perioperative Nurse Courses

A Perioperative Nurse provides care for patients undergoing surgical and invasive procedures in a hospital or specialist medical facility. You might prepare patients for surgery and assist surgical teams in an operating theatre. Perioperative Nurses monitor patients during recovery and may administer medication or tend to wounds.

Perioperative Nurses must have strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills. You should have good observational abilities and be able to follow correct procedures during your work. Perioperative Nurses should be clear communicators and must be able to work well in a team. Interpersonal skills are important and you must be comfortable making decisions quickly.

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Popular Perioperative Nurse Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Perioperative Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Perioperative Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Perioperative Nurse generally earns $1,600 per week ($83,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Perioperative Nurse?

There has been a strong increase in the number of people employed in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 298,400 people employed as a nurse in Australia and many of them specialise as a Perioperative Nurse. Perioperative Nurses may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Perioperative Nurse?

An Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Perioperative) is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Perioperative Nurse. This course covers a range of topics including advanced skills in clinical assessments, contemporary nursing practices, medication administration and intravenous therapy, respiratory care nursing, cardiovascular care nursing and infection prevention and control.

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