This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across all areas of the health sector. Enrolled Nurses can work in all areas of hospital-based care, primary health care settings, aged care facilities, operating theatres, community nursing sector, mental health, and a broad range of other settings. You will have gained considerable skills and knowledge in the clinical environment, and around critical thinking, understanding of research and evidence-based care, which are essential skills moving into the nursing sector.
A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse.
This qualification is also a gateway to a bachelor course in nursing. Students can possibly enter directly into the second year of a three-year degree, and work as an EN whilst completing the bachelor.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 25 units - 20 core and 5 electives. Students attend college 20 hours per week.
The course is conducted in 8 terms, each comprising 10 weeks, inclusive of holidays. The course requires 400 hours (10 weeks) of mandatory Placement Experience, in four separate blocks. Fieldwork Placements are a requirement of the AHPRA registration process. We find these placements for you, as they are fully supervised, and require several competencies to be achieved at each placement.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
HLTENN001 Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
HLTENN004 Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
HLTENN006 Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTENN009 Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
HLTENN011 Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems
HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
HLTENN013 Implement and monitor care of the older person
HLTENN015 Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practice of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice
HLTENN025 Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes
BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply medical terminology appropriately.