nurse assistant


Healthcare assistants work in teams of nurses within the occupational fields of nursing, social care, clinical care and care of people of all age-groups. Healthcare assistants assist in the promotion and restoration of patients' health by providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends and families.

Alternative label

  • healthcare nurse

  • state enrolled nurse

  • nursing assistant

  • nurse auxiliary

  • nursing auxiliary

  • assistant nurse

  • auxiliary nurse

  • assistant nursing practitioner

  • SEN

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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