Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care in Tasmania offers a wide range of exciting opportunities for nurses, including participation in emergency retrievals throughout the state. Clinical placements are offered to graduate nurses within neonatal units; second and third year undergraduate nursing students and midwifery students can also access neonatal units for clinical placements. Direct entry midwives are able to negotiate working in NICU/SCN with the Neonatal Nurse Unit Managers within Tasmania.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) offers a Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Nursing with electives in Neonatal Intensive Care and Newborn Special Care Nursing to all registered nurses. These courses are conducted fully online however a placement within the clinical area is a prerequisite to achieve the practical component of the course.
To find out more about this access the University of Tasmania School of Nursing and Midwifery website at: http://www.postgrad.utas.edu.au/courses/health_science/nursing.html
or contact the Postgraduate Project Officer within the UTAS School of Nursing and Midwifery, who will be able to direct you to the course coordinator/s.
If you are interested in applying for neonatal nursing positions within Tasmania, a good starting point is the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website at http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ in the ‘Careers’ then ‘Nursing’ drop down menu.