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  • Joined: May 2013
  • Location: Newcastle
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Fri May 24, 2013 10:05 pm

I am currently working on an  assignment and stuck.

Question  been asked - 

discuss how the enrolled nurse scope of practice has changed over the last two decades.

Can you help please ?



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May 28, 2013, 08:32 am

These days there are a lot of opportunities for EN's in expanding their roles and furthering education. Think about the different grades possible and the additional tasks like giving meds, cannulation, research positions involving trials of new treatments and many others. These roles in the past were reserved for RN's only. When I started nursing 30 years ago, the EN was like an assistant in nursing nowadays. The EN was the bedside nurse giving basic nursing care to the patient. Bed baths, bed making, basic dressings, obs, pressure area care, patient repositioning but always working as part of team nursing because of the limited scope of their role. They were the nurse who were like 2nd year student nurses.

In my workplace today, the EN's have up skilled and have quite sofisticated roles. They give oral, IM, S/C and IV medications, have their own patient load, work independently for the most part, can cannulate, put up most IV fluids, liase with the team leader, NUM, medical staff regarding patient care and progress. 

Actually, I find it hard to understand why most of them aren't registered nurses already.



  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Location: Brisbane
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Feb 09, 2014, 01:58 am Last edited Feb 09, 2014, 01:58 am update #1

The year 2013 saw Australian nurses successfully lobby for a ceiling on patient care. Since then, what changes has the Nursing Industry been witness to, and how has it affected the delivery of Health Care?


*Scope of Practice




*Gender Roles

*Holistic Care

*Litigation and Documentation

*Patient load

It remains the responsibility of not only the nurses, but also the patients of the future, to voice their opinions in order to guide the Industry in the right direction. Any further Nursing Assignment help needed just get in touch with one of the nursing experts on live chat at and you are through!!! Hope this helped!! :) 

modified: Sunday 09 February 2014 1:58:57 am - ExpertAssignmentHelp

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