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Nursing Around The World: Australia

Author(s): Stein-Parbury, J

Journal: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
ISSN 1091-3734

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: nursing education | nursing workforce | Australia | nursing registration | nursing competencies.

Early nursing in Australia was influenced strongly by the British nursing tradition, characterized by an apprenticeship style of nurse education. However, this influence has been replaced by the transfer of all registered nursing education into the higher education sector. This article will discuss the development of the discipline of nursing in Australia as well as the Australian health care system and nursing work force. Nursing educational programs, registration, organizations, and research will be will be described. Finally current issues in Australian nursing and health care will be presented.
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