Nurse Researchers design, conduct and evaluate nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and promote the implementation of research findings into clinical nursing practice.

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

    Tasks

    • Undertakes and promotes nursing and interdisciplinary research projects, and disseminates research information.
    • Promotes utilisation of current research findings into clinical nursing practice and patient management.
    • Promotes the implementation of research and research findings into organisation-wide functions such as safety, quality and risk management.
    • Provides support and education for other nurses undertaking research.

    More about Nurse Educators and Researchers

    All Nurse Educators and Researchers

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

    Nurse Researchers

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 47 years Average age
    • 94% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Nurse Researchers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,100 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Nurse Researchers work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (51%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (57%).
    • Gender: 94% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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 Assistance71.1
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14.8
    Education and Training10.9
    Public Administration and Safety2.6
    Other Industries0.6

    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 ResearchersAll Jobs Average
    NSW22.831.6
    VIC33.425.6
    QLD22.020.0
    SA6.97.0
    WA8.510.8
    TAS2.72.0
    NT2.31.0
    ACT1.41.9

    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 ResearchersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-240.3-9.39.3
    25-3416.9-22.922.9
    35-4425.7-22.022.0
    45-5432.1-21.621.6
    55-5914.2-9.09.0
    60-647.5-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.2-4.24.2

    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 ResearchersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate37.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree50.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV0.3-21.121.1
    Year 121.5-18.118.1
    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 Researcher. Many Nurse Researchers 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.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. English language

      63% Skill level

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

    2. Administration and management

      60% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    3. Medicine and dentistry

      55% Skill level

      Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

    4. Clerical

      53% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    5. Mathematics

      50% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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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, 11-9121.01 - Clinical Research Coordinators.

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    Demands

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

    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Electronic mail

      98% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    3. Contact with people

      95% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    4. Face-to-face discussions

      94% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    5. Teamwork

      93% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

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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, 11-9121.01 - Clinical Research Coordinators.

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