Nurse Educators design, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of nursing education and staff development programs, and manage educational resources.

Also known as: Clinical Nurse Educator.

You usually need formal qualifications and extensive experience to work as a Nurse Educator. Many Nurse Educators complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks

  • Researches, plans, develops and implements nursing curriculum.
  • Facilitates practical experience for general and specialist nurses.
  • Evaluates ongoing and changing educational needs and monitors course outcomes.
  • Participates in developing and implementing policies affecting nursing, nurse education and health.

More about Nurse Educators and Researchers

All Nurse Educators and Researchers

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Nurse Educators

  • 4,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 91% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Nurse Educators (in their main job) grew moderately over 5 years:
from 4,200 in 2011 to 4,300 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Nurse Educators work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (61%, similar to the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (56%).
  • Gender: 91% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Weekly Earnings

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Health Care and Social Assistance73.7
Education and Training20.8
Public Administration and Safety2.7
Wholesale Trade0.9
Other Industries1.9

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateNurse EducatorsAll Jobs Average
NSW36.531.6
VIC24.025.6
QLD20.720.0
SA5.57.0
WA8.710.8
TAS2.02.0
NT1.31.0
ACT1.21.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketNurse EducatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-240.4-9.39.3
25-3416.9-22.922.9
35-4426.3-22.022.0
45-5433.5-21.621.6
55-5913.3-9.09.0
60-646.6-6.06.0
65 and Over2.9-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationNurse EducatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate50.7-10.110.1
Bachelor degree39.6-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.1-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV0.9-21.121.1
Year 120.7-18.118.1
Year 110.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

You usually need formal qualifications and extensive experience to work as a Nurse Educator. Many Nurse Educators complete postgraduate studies.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Employers look for Nurse Educators and Researchers who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    94% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. English language

    83% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Customer and personal service

    81% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Psychology

    78% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  5. Therapy and counselling

    75% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

Occupational Information Network
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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    95% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1072.00 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary.

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