Aged care nursing

Enjoy variety and opportunity as a Nurse or Clinical Manager with Enliven

Rewarding. Challenging. Fun. Clinically diverse. These are some of the words Enliven nurses use to describe what they do.

Aged care nursing, or ‘Care of the Older Adult’ is a nursing specialty that provides a broad range of clinical and leadership opportunities. It’s not the sterile hospital setting that many people think of when they think about nursing. Our nurses say – “It’s better!”


This clinically diverse specialty includes:

  • Truly holistic care – mind, body, spirit/culture and whānau
  • Management of complex and chronic conditions
  • Emergency and acute episode assessment and support planning
  • Infection control
  • Simple and complex wound management
  • Palliative care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Direction and delegation

Build your nursing career with Enliven

Professional development and support for nurses

Enliven professional development and training programmes are industry recognised. We pride ourselves on offering quality training, development, peer support and career progression opportunities.

Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)
Enliven is one of only two aged care providers in New Zealand with a Nursing Council approved Professional Development Recognition Programme.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)
Enliven offers its very own Nursing Council approved Competency Assessment Programme for internationally qualified and return to practice nurses.

First Year of Practice Programme (FYOP)
Enliven offers a First Year of Practice Programme where participants are mentored by trained preceptors.

Study days
We support post-graduate study and offer a programme of clinical and professional study days.

Career progression
At Enliven we actively succession plan. There are many opportunities for career advancement into senior clinical positions.

Meet Lou and Joy

Lou (Clinical Coordinator) and Joy (Registered Nurse) talk about career development with Enliven and what it’s like to work in aged care.