Hi there, appologizes for renewing this thread, but I was searching for term Croatia, which got me here
Anyways, I dk what duties nurses attend to in the US, but I've done a bit of research lately, and from what I've seen - the difference is quite large.
In Croatia, patient care staff is mostly composed of high-school nurses (4 yrs of nursing high-school). Afterwards, they have 1 yr of internship, and finally they can get their licence if they pass the state exam. Their daily jobs are patient care (patient hygiene, feeding, etc.), administering all prescribed drugs except IV drugs (in practice, they do administer IV drugs, due to shortage of BcN's), taking patient to all sort of tests (CT, MR, etc.), and so on.
BcN's (bachelors of nursing) are nurses with additional 3 yrs of nursing college. They're mostly working as team leaders, chief nurses and simmilar nursing administrative duties, ICU's, OR's and simmilar complex-care branches of medicine.
MSN (master's) nurses need to have BCN's degree in order to get MSN. MSN takes additional 2 yrs of college education, and currently is not available in Croatia. Should be by the end of next year.
Also, orderlies are very uncommon here (as nurses do their jobs too), havent seen any volunteers so far. So mainly, nurses have to do everything by themselfs.
Hope I've been helpful