Enrolled nurse comforts an elderly female patient

Enrolled Nurse

Provide nursing care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses.


Enrolled nurses are nurses who have studied within the vocational education and training (VET) system. They work in a variety of health and community settings to treat and care for patients under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors.

Work is in hospitals, aged care facilities, clinics, community centres and other health related settings. Travel to patient residences and to other sites within the community may be required.

Suited to flexible, caring people who work well with others and can deal with stressful situations. Willingness to provide personal care for patients and to be in contact with people in distress is important.


  • provide nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards
  • provide interventions, treatments and therapies and administer medications
  • monitor responses to treatments and care plans
  • assist registered nurses and other team members as needed
  • care for patients while a registered nurse supervises them.


  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

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