Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse (RN1) is regulated through the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (The National Law). They must have a license to practice, which assures they meet mandatory requirements stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The minimum educational requirement for a registered nurse or midwife is a bachelor degree from a higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised hospital-based program. To maintain registration, nurses must have practiced for a specified minimum period in the previous 5 years (this is referred to as ‘recency of practice’, with the actual requirements depending on the registration board).