A new nurse tells her story of beginning work in intensive care.
Last week we posted a story from Julie, a student EEN who was about to graduate and was finding it hard to get a job. Your responses echoed her experiences with a few gems of advice and good news....
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) had planned to phase out concurrent registration as registered and enrolled nurse in 2014 (see Are you both an EN and RN? in Nurse Uncut October Oct 2013) but in November...
Stevie ponders that ubiquitous question, 'why are you a nurse'? I’m not going to lie. I bawled my eyes out writing this. You know that type of crying where you can’t see for tears and there’s snot streaming out of...
Enrolled nurse Annette Clark recently celebrated her 50th anniversary of working at Dorrigo Multi-Purpose Service on the NSW mid north coast. Annette started at Dorrigo Hospital in 1965 as a domestic. Fresh out of school and 16 years old, she found...
Stevie's new grad enrolled nurse diary continues. You know what sucks? Being new, again. I have recently moved from one ward to another as part of the graduate program I am on and quite frankly, it sucks. I don't like change....
In this diary entry, new grad EN Stevie talks about mental health - in patients and nurses. 'It's that time of the year'. You will hear that said a lot in the unit at the moment - referring to Christmas....
Stevie, who recently graduated as an Enrolled Nurse, begins her new grad diary for Nurse Uncut. “Hello, my name is Stevie and I’m the student enrolled nurse working with you today; is that alright with you?” That has been my standard...
Back in October last year, we reported on AHPRA's decision to phase out concurrent registration as an Enrolled Nurse and Registered Nurse. APHRA had set a deadline of May 31, 2014, by which time those with both registrations had...
Today’s guest blogger is Enrolled Nurse Pia Buckingham, who has been nursing for 24 years. During that time Pia has worked in aged care, group homes for the intellectually disabled, home and community nursing. For the past 15 years...