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Auxillary nursing is a rewarding carer in its own right and it can also provide a spring board for those of you that would like to undertake a carer as a registered nurse. Entry in to the job is based upon commitment and suitablity for the role. On this page you will find information on becoming an Auxillary Nurse and what Auxillary nursing is all about.

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Auxiliary Nurse / Healthcare Assistants

Working as a Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistants can work within hospital or community settings under the supervision of a qualified Healthcare Practioner.

The role can be very varied depending upon the area in which you are employed.

Working alongside Nurses, for example, you will be known as a Healthcare Assistant, Nursing Auxiliary or Auxiliary Nurses.

The types of duties include the following:

  • Washing and dressing
  • Feeding
  • Helping people to mobilise
  • Toileting
  • Bed making
  • Generally assisting with patients overall comfort
  • Monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's and weight

How to become an Auxiliary Nurse

Health Care Assistants and Auxiliary Nurses may have the opportunity to obtain an NVQ qualification in care up to Level 3.

Often, obtaining NVQ Level 2 will lead to the person having more responsibility in terms of the role they are fulfilling.

An NVQ Level 3 will meet the minimum entry requirements for entry into nurse training at a university

Auxillary Nurse Training

Training to become an auxillary nurse usually takes place in an education establishment such as a Further Education college.

As a healthcare assistant you will be able to attain an NVQ level 3 once you passed all of the exams. When complete you will be able to join a university or college to under take formal nurse training so that you can then become a registered nurse.

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