Registered nurses

Registered nurses

​Registered nurses employed by the department are based in schools and work with staff and students to provide training, nursing services and advice about student health requirements.

Role description

General information about your role can be found in the State Schools Nursing Service—Practice guidelines (PDF, 1.9MB)​.

Employment conditions

Nurses are employed under public sector awards and certified agreements (DoE​ employees only).

Your professional registration assures your suitability to work with children. However, if you become involved in out-of-school activities that differ from the duties expected of your position as a clinical nurse, you may require a Blue Card.

Clinical Nurse Consultants are available in all regions to provide departmental nurses with clinical supervision and support.

Professional learning

Your professional induction will include information on:

  • management of referrals and consent for service
  • prioritisation process
  • Clinical Nurses Practice Model
  • access to nursing documentation and training resources
  • provision of nursing services in an educational context.

Various opportunities for professional development are published on the Professional Development website. You will find current opportunities in the Professional Development Calendars under the year and month of interest.


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Last updated
15 September 2020