The Enrolled Nurse Professional Association of NSW Lighting the way for Enrolled Nurses
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The Enrolled Nurse Professional Association are the peak consultative body for enrolled nursing in NSW.

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In professional terms an enrolled nurse is an individual that "has satisfactorily completed an accredited period of training that enables them to meet the requirements of the nursing regulatory authority of their state, to practice competently and safely within the boundaries of their education".

"Enrolled Nurses are the second tier nurse of a qualified framework regulated by acts of parliament".

There are many benefits open to the individual who chooses enrolled nursing as a career, some of these include but are not limited to:

  • Travel options all over Australia and New Zealand with ample job opportunities and mutual recognition of qualifications

  • Opportunities to work in the area of your choice and advance to "special grade" status

  • You are paid while training in some states of Australia

  • Receiving RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) at most Australian Universities for undertaking Registered Nurse degrees

  • Employment scope is available in public and private sectors

  • Work on demand...your demand! In some instances you can specify days, shifts and hours you wish to work or not work!

  • Ongoing education is available to all enrolled nurses through a variety of institutions including employers

  • Career satisfaction, its a job that once you do it you will love it.



Enrolled Nurses undertake training from 12 months to 2 years in length receiving a certificate or diploma depending on the state.


  • A certificate IV course

  • Diploma Course

  • and Advanced Diploma

Is currently being planned to allow consistency in training. More information can be obtained from here

The Enrolled Nurse Professional Association NSW PO Box 775 Kingswood NSW 2747 Phone 0500 500187 (Aust only) ABN
23 095 642 978