THE 32nd NZNO National Enrolled Nurse
Section Conference, "Influencing Change," began with a welcome from the National Chairperson, Robyn Hewlett, and a stirring rendition of 'How Great Thou Art" by all 227 Enrolled Nurse
She thought she had cheated herself out of a career by choosing to become an enrolled nurse
rather than taking the longer course to become registered.
One potential advantage of EN national nursing competencies as proposed by the National Enrolled Nurse
Project (NSWNA 2005) is the standardisation of EN practice between States and hospitals, ameliorating these discrepancies.
With the introduction of obstetric, maternity and district nurses, and nursing aides, community and enrolled nurses
(ENs), reference to a nursing supervision role emerges.
NSW ENs who currently have their practising certificates endorsed to administer medication should transition into the scheme as appearing on the 'Register of Nurses in Division 2 Enrolled Nurses
In 2014, the NZNO Enrolled Nurse
Section wrote a document entitled Enrolled Nurse
Supported into Practice Programme (ENSIPP).
The Nurses Award 2010 applies to registered nurses, (including Division 1 nurses), enrolled nurses
(including Division 2 nurses) and nursing assistants.
With the changes in Enrolled Nurse
education and Enrolled Nurses
embracing opportunities to specialise, what is the future for Enrolled Nurses
and where is our place in the future of nursing?
"SO WHAT do we know about the enrolled nurse
(EN) workforce?" was the topic Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed and education manager Maureen Kelly addressed at the February meeting of the national EN section.
numbers have also increased (by 2.7%) but average hours of work have decreased from 32.2 hours per week in 2008 to 31.7 hours per week in 2012.
The NSW Government announced public funding for enrolled nurse
education via the Department of Education in April.
'The Department made a revised offer with the same increases but with the enrolled nurse
pilot project removed.