There is no regulatory barrier for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) to work as Assistants in Nursing (AINs), but there are professional and ethical dilemmas that must be carefully considered before undertaking such employment. If an EN or RN chooses to undertake work as an AIN, there may be a professional expectation that could put the nurse at risk. For instance, as an EN or RN you may identify a problem that requires immediate action to avoid an adverse outcome for a patient.
This information sheet outlines professional practice, employment role, professional indemnity insurance and advice.
File Type: Web Page
AIN,Enrolled Nurse,Professional,Workplace Health Safety
Creation Date: 24 Aug 2022
Latest Update: 04 Nov 2022
Date Authored: 01 Jan 2021
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