Nursing Levels In Order Australia
Nursing levels are the most important indicator of your skill level, and they determine what nursing jobs you can apply for. They also affect the salary, benefits, and other factors that determine your position in the nursing world.
Nursing level 1
Nursing level 1 is the lowest level of nursing and the first step on the nursing career ladder. At this level, you’ll be able to work in a range of general settings with less responsibility than those who hold higher qualifications.
You’ll learn about:
- The principles and practices of nursing care delivery at this level
- The application of clinical reasoning in situations within your scope of practice
You may also have some management responsibilities, but they will be very limited compared to those who are registered nurses or enrolled nurses.
Nursing level 2
Nursing level 2 nurses are qualified to provide care in a range of settings, including:
- the hospital
- aged care facilities
- community health centres.
Nursing level 3
Level 3 is the first level where you can start to work as a nurse. You can work in a hospital or in the community, and in a range of areas including:
- Emergency nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Learning disabilities nursing
- Palliative care nursing
Nursing level 4
Nursing level 4 is the highest level of nursing in Australia and requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The next step up is nurse practitioner, which can be achieved after completing a two-year college program.
Nursing level 5
The next level of nursing is known as nursing level 5. This is the highest level you can achieve within the profession, and it is considered to be an advanced position. If you are in this position, it means that you have been working as a nurse for a long time and have gained experience in dealing with many different situations. You may need to complete additional training or education before becoming a level 5 nurse.
You will normally receive an increase in your salary when you reach this position. It also means that your responsibilities have increased compared with those of lower levels; for example, if you are treating patients during surgery or other procedures or emergencies then there will be even more pressure on your shoulders than before because lives may depend on how quickly and accurately work is done by everyone involved at all times (including doctors).
In general terms, those who want career progression should try hard not just during their studies but also after graduation – doing so could mean getting promoted faster through each subsequent stage until reaching Nursing Level 5 where salaries can reach up into six figures!
Nursing level 6
A Registered Nurse (RN) is a registered health care professional who has completed a degree and passed an accredited nursing program. As such, they are qualified to provide direct patient care under the supervision of physicians or other senior medical professionals.
A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is a registered health care professional who has completed a degree in nursing specializing in psychiatric nursing and passed an accredited program. As such, they are qualified to provide direct patient care under the supervision of physicians or other senior medical professionals.
As with all nurses, both types specialize in one or more fields based on their training: adult acute care; adult community; child/family health; neonatal/paediatric critical care; mental health/addiction recovery support services; intensive care unit (ICU); operating room (OR); pediatric acute care/neonatal ICU/paediatric ICU; perioperative nurse practitioner
Nursing level 7
Nursing level 7 is the highest level of nursing. To be a nurse practitioner, nurse consultant or educator, you must hold this qualification.
To qualify for the Nursing Level 7 exam you must:
- Have completed an approved bachelor degree in nursing with at least 2 years of work experience as a registered nurse (RN). The degree can be from any accredited university or college. It does not need to include any formal post-graduate study; however you may benefit from some on-the-job training and experience within your chosen area of practice if preparing for your exams.
these are all the nursing levels in order from low to high
- Nursing level 1
- Nursing level 2
- Nursing level 3
- Nursing level 4
- Nursing level 5
- Nursing level 6 (this is the highest of a nurse’s career)
That’s all we have for you today. If you want to learn more about nursing levels, check out our blog post on how much a nurse makes.