Enrolled Nurses

You can do a world of good as an enrolled nurse in home care. Use your medical knowledge, and compassion to work with clients in their home to provide care after surgery, injury, or illness.

Enrolled nurse

Job duties

Enrolled nurses in home care are vital in supporting individuals with more medical related concerns. 

Enrolled nurses help people by providing medical care after an individual has had surgery or is recovering from injury or illness to help them maintain their dignity, independence and stay closer to family.

In this role, you can expect to undertake tasks like:

  • Pain management

  • Post-operative recovery

  • Wound care

  • Medication management and IV therapy

  • Continence management

Enrolled nurse

Is a career as an enrolled nurse right for you?

Individuals who excel in home care nursing roles possess a good understanding of the healthcare sector and a keen awareness of diverse clients’ needs. You will confidently conduct clinical assessments, formulate a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, recommend interventions, and monitor progress over time. This will ensure that individuals receive appropriate care tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

Qualities of an enrolled nurse

To be an enrolled nurse you will need:

  • Advanced skills in nursing

  • Be able to implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions

  • Be able to administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Administration and attention to detail

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Monitoring and social perceptiveness skills

We also know that certain types of people are well suited to the role. If you have any or all the following, a career in enrolled nursing might be for you:

  • Positive attitude and energy

  • Growth mindset, looking to take on challenges and increase their own abilities

  • Compassionate, and have passion for the sector, empathetic and dedicated

  • Passion for helping people

  • Respectful, honest, strong moral principles

  • Supportive and encouraging towards others

  • Rapport and relationship-building skills


Home care enrolled nurse

“This is where I’ve always wanted to be – going to work every day makes me happy.”


Credentials, training, and certifications

To work as an enrolled nurse in home care there are a few basic requirements.

Drivers License

You need to have a drivers licence and access to a vehicle

First Aid Certificate

You must have an up to date First Aid Certificate


You are required to be up to date with vaccinations including flu and COVID-19

Nursing Diploma

You need to hold a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121)

If you don’t yet hold a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121) our home care career specialists can work with you to find funded training. 

There’s such a demand for enthusiastic workers who are ready to learn, if you show up with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, you can create an extraordinary career.

Are you ready for a career as an enrolled nurse?

Register for the Home Care Careers portal today and start connecting with employers.