Enrolled Nursing


May 2014 Vol 14 (2)

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    The health care assistant debate

    Unregulated dogsbodies or essential members of the clinical team – either way, health care assistants are increasingly having a stronger presence in our hospital wards. FIONA CASSIE provides a beginner’s guide to HCAs and shares some nurse leaders’ thoughts – positive and negative – on the role and some recent HCA training innovations.

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    Waikato DHB offers condensed HCA training course in-house

    Training health care assistants is a “win-win” both for the unregulated workforce and for patients, says the nurse leader of Waikato District Health Board’s training programme.

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    Q&A with Robyn Hewlett

    Robyn Hewlett is retiring this year after her second stint as chair of the Enrolled Nurse Section of NZNO. Find out what book is gathering dust beside her bedside and what three wishes she would ask to be granted for the nursing workforce.

December 2012

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    News Briefs

    *HWNZ ‘trivialising’ nursing concerns /*Poaching’ of ENs to Oz could grow /*Nursing Council ‘effective’ but needs greater transparency /*Three-way contest now for NZNO presidency / Appointments****

July 2012

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    Capsule endoscopy nursing: small camera, big role

    After more than two decades of nursing, enrolled nurse Kay Bone has recently stepped up into a new time-saving role for West Coast capsule endoscopy patients and has been endorsed at an “accomplished” level of practice. FIONA CASSIE finds out more.

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    Green thumb wins EN award

    Creating a veggie patch to encourage dementia facility residents to get gardening was a winner for enrolled nurse Pauline Anderson.

July 2010

  • EN conference celebrates new future

    Enrolled nurses celebrated the rebirth of their role on National Enrolled Nurses’ Day on the opening day of a conference attended by nearly 230 ENs.

June 2010

  • EN transition prompts fears

    Strong employer support is needed to overcome fears of some enrolled nurses about transitioning to the new scope of practice, said Robyn Hewlett, chair of NZNO’s Enrolled Nurse Section.

February 2010

  • Nurse assistant courses still popular

    Nursing schools report steady and even strong interest in training programmes for nurse assistants as they and their students await details of the enrolled nurse programme that will replace the NA role.