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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).

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.

What can I earn as an Enrolled Nurse?

The most common salary  for an Enrolled Nurse is between $55k and $65k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How to become an Enrolled Nurse

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 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.
  3. Explore opportunities for further study (such as the Advanced Diploma of Nursing HLT64115, which is also delivered through TAFE or private registered training organisations).

Explore Enrolled Nurse qualifications

Find out where you can complete a Diploma of Nursing HLT54115, and what study options are available.

Duration 18 mths - 3 yrs
23 institutions offering this qualification
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • AHPRA registration
  • Police Check
  • Clinical care experience
  • Flexible availablity
  • Working with Children Check
  • Australian health practitioner regulation agency (ahpra)
  • Working with children check
  • Administration
  • Judgement & decision making
  • Computer skills

Shortlisted applicants have:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • CPR certification
  • Computer literacy
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Interpersonal skills
  • People management
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Time management
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do Enrolled Nurses rate their role?

Latest reviews from 54 Enrolled Nurses surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Feb 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Nursing
Experience
5 - 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mental health
The good things
It is a rewarding and challenging career with great flexibility to what shifts work for you and your lifestyle
The challenges
Shift work is hard but if worked well, can be great particularly with kids.. the job can be draining and often not a thanked job, but rewarding to see people improve because of the help you provide
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5 out of 5Feb 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma
Experience
5 - 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
General medical
The good things
I'm overwhelmed by the fantastic support and encouragement given to all staff no matter what level of experience or skills I personally not only receive but see given to my colleagues.
The challenges
Patients to nurse ratio is sometimes frustrating. Time restraints to achieve all desired & expected tasks.
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4 out of 5Feb 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of nursing
Experience
5 - 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Mental health
The good things
giving back to those who are vulnerable
The challenges
Need to learn detachment..and have compassion
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Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is rewarding if you find the field you love
Reviewer's Qualification:Cert iv
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Aged care
The good things:Great opportunity for those who do not have family commitments.
The challenges:Difficult finding child care that operates with the flexibility needed for rotating rosters
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is awesome
Reviewer's Qualification:Advanced diploma
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:My work environment is happy. Many of my colleagues work part time. So they have a happy home/work balance. The full time workers have the beauty of requesting days/shifts that they are available to work and most roster preferences are catered for. My patients and their visitors arenhappy
The challenges:I honestly don’t have any challenges. My place of work is where I choose. I wouldn’t work in that environment if I wasn’t completely happy.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:General practice
The good things:So many different roles you can do every day whether it’s home care, wound care or wholistic care when you’re doing care plans.
The challenges:Being an enrolled nurse can have some restrictions
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing can give you opportunity's to work in a variety of s
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Women and children's clinics
The good things:Tough job at times, dealing with people when they're at their most vunerable, but that also gives you the opportunity to really make a positive impact on people's lives
The challenges:Shift work can be challenging, but can also mean that you can at times roster to suit personal life committments.
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
Helping the sick is satisfying.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Satisfying to know that you have helped someone feel better and recover from their sickness.
The challenges:Don't like moving from ward to ward on a daily basis.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Satisfaction guaranteed
Reviewer's Qualification:Enrolled nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Aged care
The good things:Deep personal satisfaction that u can make peoples days beautiful
The challenges:You have to have your medication endorsement
Rating:5
Date received:Mar 2018
A honour.
Reviewer's Qualification:Psych Enrolled Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Acute care and Mental Health
The good things:There needs to good nurses, ones who know what to do most of the time or when to get help. You can make people get better health, save lives and help people rest in peace. It is an honour to look after people of all ages, race and sex.
The challenges:You good against the way of 9 to 5 workers therefore have a lifestyle that suits the beach and other things. See the last comment.
Rating:2
Date received:Feb 2018
Endorsed Enrolled nurse
Reviewer's Qualification:Certificate IV
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Community - contractor
The good things:Working with people and the sense of satisfaction when you help them
The challenges:Very under paid, not alot of potential for work unless you're happy to work for agencies in hospital and aged care settings. Lots of room for error often signed off for compentencies when not comfortable or not fully compentent
Rating:4
Date received:Mar 2018
Job satisfaction ++
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:As I work for a Agency I have learnt and practice many new skills that I would of not been given if I had stayed in Aged care
The challenges:Being able to go to any site aged care disability or community and be fulfilled to know I've made a difference in other people's lives and there family
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing has it's highs and lows but always self rewarding bu
Reviewer's Qualification:Enrolled Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Being able to care for people in all stages of their lives and circumstances is very rewarding.
The challenges:Shift work is always a challenge to fit into yoir life/work balance
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
nursing is good,if its your passion
Reviewer's Qualification:diploma in nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:medical and surgical
The good things:good opportunity for career development
The challenges:time management
Rating:5
Date received:Mar 2018
Nursing is complex but worth it.
Reviewer's Qualification:Enrolled General Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Paediatric Disability
The good things:Excellent job satisfaction. Plenty of different career directions. Knowing you are making a positive impact on people.
The challenges:Not always a good outcome which is challenging to cope with. You see people at their worst and this means they can be difficult to deal with not appreciative of what you do. Huge responsibility to do the right things.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
I love my job
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing. EEN
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Aged care
The good things:I love my job aged care is si rewarding
The challenges:Dementia is a challenge and trying to get into to palliative care and hospital are very hard and thry wont give you a go as always wanting experience but that cant happen if u cant get a go to start with
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
make a differance in the world
Reviewer's Qualification:enrolled nurse with diploma
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:call centre
The good things:choosing to be a enrolled nurse has become very different from my time .In the seventies I lived in the nursing home. The matron was my mentor and mother figure. Training was very controlled. I loved the smell of a hospital. When I was a little girl the sisters where like angels walking down a corridor. I made life long friends and shared many happy times. Now in the year 2018 I would still choose to be a enrolled nurse.
The challenges:the challenges in 2018 are mostly lack of support from peers.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
A great career for those looking to make a difference
Reviewer's Qualification:Advanced Diploma
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Surgical
The good things:The best part about being a nurse is being in a position to help and guide others. Plus there's a strong sense of job security with an aging population and the prevalence of so many chronic conditions.
The challenges:My advice to anyone undertaking this career is to choose your pathway in advance ~ as it's particularly hard to go from aged care into acute for instance. Most hospitals want either fresh out of placement so they can train you how they like to do things, or people already with acute experience, which makes it hard to change later on, not impossible just harder
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Love nursing.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma enrolled nurse
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Helping others. The look that you get when you help someone who’s not feel and they get better.
The challenges:Time management
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a challenge but very satisfying
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Surgical
The good things:The satisfaction of making someones day better
The challenges:Nurse to patient ratio. Not always able to give as much time
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is Sometimes stressful but its worth doing.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma in Nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:You get a great satisfaction in knowing that you have touched someone life in helping them through a difficult time in their life
The challenges:As a Community Health Nurse you are working on your own so therefore you do not have other work colleagues to get immediate feedback if you come across a difficult situation.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Palliative care nursing
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma enrolled nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Mental health casual
The good things:My most satisfying position was in oncology and palliative care. A rewarding and special position. Being able to assist people in a transition in their life.
The challenges:Challenges. Getting too attached to patients. Trying to make people laugh at themselves and myself in difficult times. I took a note from the clown Dr. And did ridiculous things to make people laugh.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a satisfying job
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation:Any
The good things:Satisfaction
The challenges:Be patient and understanding
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a rewarding occupation
Reviewer's Qualification:Enrolled Nurse
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Cardiology
The good things:The academic side of nursing is interesting but the practical placements are often far too short. It is essential to get a graduate placement to experience the "finishing touches" of the profession. I have been lucky to work in a variety of different jobs in my life and there for I can say that nursing has been by far the most rewarding one.
The challenges:Multi-tasking, communication and empathy I would say are the three most necessary ingredients for nursing. You have to be able to handle stress very well and still show a smiling face to the patient.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
I love being a nurse, it is full filling
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma in nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:the feeling of paying back for your life. To know that you can help people when the need it the most
The challenges:Government cut backs causes a heavier than should work load
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Being an Enrolled nurse is tough but i wouldnt change it in
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Aged care
The good things:Well being a new graduate nurse the first couple months were hard i felt out of my depth but woulsnt change it for the world....i love being able to care for the people that cant care for themselfs....i love working with deminta residents and even if it is to make them smile xx
The challenges:Dealing with people with deminta at times
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a noble and challenging job
Reviewer's Qualification:Certificate lV
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Residential aged care
The good things:Vey fulfilling and inspiring giving care to elderly people.
The challenges:When you deluver and met the care that the residents need.
Rating:2
Date received:Feb 2018
Being an EEN is good becoming an RN in the first place even
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing (Div 2)
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Surgical
The good things:I get to help people at a time in their life when they are vulnerable and in need of good nursing care.
The challenges:Rosters tend not to be family friendly and there is no flexibility when it comes to external committments most times. Patient to nurse ratios can be quite demanding and mean not getting a break on any given shift.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
A career choice I would never change.
Reviewer's Qualification:Certificate IV Health (Nursing)
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Pre-admission, Div of Surgery
The good things:Variety and the knowledge that my skills as an EEN help families in their most difficult times.
The challenges: The challenges come from something nobody can predict. Cancelled surgeries, no hospital beds, no ICU beds.
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing saves lives - and makes lives better
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Giving back to the community...there is no better feeling :)
The challenges:shift work, poor work life balance, never get out on time and don't get overtime.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing. Best decision I’ve made
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Gastroenterology
The good things:Loving my career change. Best thing I ever did.
The challenges:take in knowledge from different people cause there are more than one way to do things
Rating:2
Date received:Feb 2018
Enrolled nurse
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Helping others
The challenges:So tired at the end of the day
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a great job if you heart in it
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:The enjoyment to see the patient or resident feeling better it’s can be hard work but very rewarding
The challenges:Listen and learn from your supervisor and do different things to improve your knowledge
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Aged care nursing is a great challenge.
Reviewer's Qualification:Advanced diploma
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Wounds
The good things:If you work in aged care you will have a huge variety of different experiences every day. You can be expected to give medications, assess wounds, provide emergency medical care and provide support to the Registered Nurse. No two days are the same. You are able to build lasting rapport with the clients and the families and you can see how your nursing positively affects those under your care.
The challenges:Management all the way. If you have management that are keen on making a name for themselves and to cut costs then the job will be awful.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
The right choice
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma in Nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Very satisfying job, being able to help others in need and meeting some amazing people along the way.
The challenges:As a graduate nurse you are faced with some very challenging moments and you can feel lost a lot and question yourself constantly with the choice you made to be a nurse but along comes someone and supports and guides you and makes you feel you can do it, there are some amazing nurses out there and they seem to cross your path when you need them and they inspire you to be amazing as well
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
An Enrolled Nurse adds value
Reviewer's Qualification:Enrolled Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:As an Enrolled Nurse you can work along side Registered Nurses and caregivers having responsibilities that challenge you as well as having close contact with patients and families within your scope of practice
The challenges:It is not always easy to find employment as many organisations are geared to employing Registered Nurses or Healthcare Assistants. There are others who value the experience and qualifications of an Enrolled Nurse so need to be even more proactive in searching for these opportunities as they don't so often arise
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
I wish I began my career in Nursing sooner.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Everyday brings something new. I wouldn't do anything else & I wish I'd started my nursing career earlier. It it's cliché but nursing is so rewarding for me.
The challenges:Letting go of self doubt when you begin is the hardest part.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Support working is very rewarding, and I love working in the
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Support worker for the older adult living at home
The good things:Able to work the hours that suit you,and fit in with yr family life
The challenges:Working alone. Making decisions for each client as needed. Dementia care
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
EEN
Reviewer's Qualification:Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:surgical
The good things:as EEN you don't have the admin stuff to do as the RN's do, you can get on with nursing.
The challenges:some senior nurses still don't like EEN but they get over it eventually.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing will change your life.
Reviewer's Qualification:Cert IV endorses enrolled nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Child and family health.
The good things:Nursing opens up a world of opportunities. There are so many different departments and specialities.
The challenges:Constantly staying up to date with new procedures and policies. Working within a large team to achieve the best outcome.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is hard but worth it
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Day surgery
The good things:High job satisfaction
The challenges:Long and varied hours
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Disability
The good things:I love my job. It is very fulfilling
The challenges:Being fit helps
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
find yourself in an amazing job.
Reviewer's Qualification:advanced diploma enrolled nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:pathology
The good things:there is a great variety of work available. you just have to go find it and push yourself. keep educating yourself to oprn more doors. as an en...there is much patient contact which is the most amazing part of the job.
The challenges:you can b challenged by the hours and the sadness of some situations. i choose to learn and grow through these situations which means some amazing revelations about ur patients and yourself.
Rating:3
Date received:Feb 2018
En are under rated in QLD
Reviewer's Qualification:ENAP
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Surgical
The good things:Different hospital have better career advancement for enrolled nurses QLD is very behind other states
The challenges:I would encourage them to complete their rn training instead
Rating:4
Date received:Mar 2018
I love nursing with all the good, bad and in-between bits
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Enrolled Nursing (Division 2)
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:If you're passionate about helping people when they're at their most vulnerable, then nursing could be for you.Although it is a hard job and at times challenging, by the same token, it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever do.
The challenges:Nursing is a very hard job and you need to be mentally and emotionally competent to be able to deal with a person when they're at their most vulnerable.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
I’m exhausted a lot but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Reviewer's Qualification:Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Haematology/Oncology
The good things:High rate of job satisfaction but not for the faint hearted. It’s hard work but very rewarding. Working with and caring for such diversity is interesting
The challenges:Definitely missing out on family and friends occasions due to shift work. Unfortunately it’s a 24/7 job.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a hard job, but a wonderful enriching career.
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Mental Health
The good things:Working as a nurse, you have the ability to change some ones life, to improve their mental and touch their hearts, I have worked in Surgical, General, Rehab, Palliative & Mental Health and they all have unique attributes that add to the quality of your life and others.
The challenges:Bullying still exists in the industry, so that can be hard to adjust to, the trick is to document everything. Aggression exists from patients as well, learning self defence is a good way to be more secure in how you feel when dealing with aggressive patients whether it is because of mental health or psychosis from substance abuse.
Rating:2
Date received:Feb 2018
A role that deserves more respect and recognition
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:0 - 4 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Community
The good things:I started with the best of intentions and try my best every day to get good outcomes for patients in my care. Unfortunately the current health care climate is such that ENs are being replaced and cut out of health care for less qualified, lower paid care workers.
The challenges:Time management and a diligent attention to detail will progress your clinical skills and assessment skills.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Enrolled nursing: challenging, fun, and never boring
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Not applicable
The good things:Great variety in every days work, never a dull moment. Very rewarding working with people.
The challenges:Can be overwhelming at times. Managing time constraints can pose difficulties but becomes easier with experience
Rating:4
Date received:Mar 2018
Can be blessing or a curse
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of Nursing
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Aged Care
The good things:Working in your scope of practice you can contribute to but don't have to formulate care plans etc. so your not ultimately responsible. You get the "hands on" knowledge better than an RN as you are "on the floor" all day. Consequently you get to enjoy the wisdom and sense of humour
The challenges:Management can increase your medication and wound care workload to enable "the RN" to complete documentation, care planning, doctors round etc.etc.
Rating:5
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a one of a kind job that rewards you like no othe
Reviewer's Qualification:Cert IV
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Day surgery
The good things:The great thing about being an Enrolled Nurse is you can work in a diverse working environment, providing nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, and community settings under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
The challenges:The challenges faced as an Enrolled nurse is dealing with very sick patients and being the core person dealing with families who are worried and frustrated. As a nurse you need to be there to listen and give comfort to patients and their loved ones in challenging times.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is a calling not a job
Reviewer's Qualification:Certificate
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Healthcare-dementia
The good things:The best part of my job is when I know I am making a difference in not just the patient's life but also their families...that special thank you I get in the middle of a stresfull day or my staff thankimg me for being on their shift...
The challenges:In my current role I dont have to face a lot of challenges...but just the idea of having to come to work brightens my day,knowing the patients depend on me and I make a difference im their lives.
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing the frail and vulnerable have far more rewards than
Reviewer's Qualification:Diploma of nursing
Experience:5 - 9 years
Organisation size:Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation:Aged care
The good things:Satisfaction in knowing I help the vulnerable older members of the community whom have a wealth of life experience to share with you if you only take the time to listen
The challenges:It can be challenging dealing with patient's behavioural issues but when you understand and accept the behavior of concern presents itself when a need is unmet, the solution is more attainable
Rating:4
Date received:Feb 2018
Nursing is great for people skills and promoting equality
Reviewer's Qualification:Registered Community Nurse
Experience:10+ years
Organisation size:Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation:Endoscopy
The good things:I would only encourage this field of nursing if it was a diverse employment role and not pertaining to JUST elderly care etc. My training was more diverse; so I work in the private sector and remuneration is very good.
The challenges:Learning skills and updating education is a must ; also inability to move up the ranks
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
7.6%
2018
2023
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