Nurse educator and researcher

Nurse Educators and Researchers plan and execute nursing education and professional development programs, assess individual competence and undertake research into the field of nursing.

Duties and tasks

  • Assess students and provide feedback on individual strengths and areas that need improvement
  • Assist in the coordination of practical nursing experience
  • Assist other educators and researchers as necessary
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of courses and alter programs to suit any changes
  • Encourage the application of research results into education, safety, risk management and clinical nursing practice
  • Participate in, promote and distribute research projects
  • Plan, develop and deliver nursing education programs

Skills required

  • A Genuine Interest in Helping Others Learn
  • Ability to Clearly Convey Knowledge to a Range of Different People
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Organisation and Time Management

Working conditions

Nurse Educators and Researchers generally work within academic type settings such as universities, colleges, nursing schools, research facilities and health care settings. They usually work Monday to Friday with some evening hours.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Nurse Teachers Society 

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 

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