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Enrolled Nurse

A career as an Enrolled Nurse offers flexibility, diverse work settings, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

What's it like to be an Enrolled Nurse?

An Enrolled Nurse (commonly referred to as an EN) provides nursing care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).

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Tasks and duties

  • Observing, measuring and recording patients' vital statistics and reporting changes in patient's conditions to RNs and doctors.
  • Providing physical and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Assisting with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, showering and dressing.
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Depending on the nature of the work, ENs may be either directly or indirectly supervised. ENs provide nursing support to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings.

What can I earn as an Enrolled Nurse?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Enrolled Nurse is between $55k and $65k

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How to become an Enrolled Nurse


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A Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) is the minimum level of study required to become an Enrolled Nurse in Australia. These qualifications generally take 12 months to two years to complete and are open to anyone 18 years or older who has successfully completed year 12 or has a current Certificate III with relevant industry experience, or a Certificate IV or higher.

  1. Complete a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) at TAFE or a private registered training organisation.
  2. Apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to practice as an EN. Registration must be renewed annually.

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How do Enrolled Nurses rate their role?

Latest reviews from 59 Enrolled Nurses surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.2
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.4
Variety of work
3.8

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Aug 2019
Nursing is rewarding, and I feel I am blessed to care for others at times there are challenges and tears, because you care for others and there is laughter I am glad I am a nurse as you can make a difference in some ones live.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Dementia
The good things
I find my role as a Nurse very rewarding, I work as a Personal Carer for over 12 years and then decided to do a Diploma of Nursing. My role as a nurse is challenging at the end of the day I know I gi...
The challenges
Do the best you can, some days things do not go to plan prioritized your work for the moment.
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Sep 2020
Nursing is the most rewarding career you could pick
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Nursing
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Aged Care
The good things
Nursing has always been my passion, I tried teaching before but my heart was not in it. However, in nursing - I love the interaction with my patients and seeing a smile on their faces. You will advoc...
The challenges
There are all kinds of challenges you will face daily as a nurse, but fear not!! As long as you prioritize, think things with a level headed approach and be strong - these challenges will be trivial....
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What are the job opportunities for Enrolled Nurses?

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National increase over next 5 years *
11.9%
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Source: LMIP. Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses

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