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).
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.
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.