A certified nursing assistant’s (CNA) main role is to provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own, such as bathing. … They should have phenomenal communication skills since it’s their job to bring all patient concerns and issues to their supervisor.
Enrolled nurses assist health consumers with the activities of daily living, observe changes in health consumers’ conditions and report these to the registered nurse, administer medicines and undertake other nursing care responsibilities appropriate to their assessed competence.
On the job, registered nurses perform a variety of functions:
Evaluate and record patient symptoms.
Help doctors during exams and surgeries.
Dress wounds and incisions.
Teach patients about self-care and healthy habits.
Review patient treatment plans and measure progress.
Act as supervisor to some nurses.