Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: the educators' perspectives

Jacob, Elisabeth R., McKenna, Lisa and D'Amore, Angelo (2014) Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: the educators' perspectives. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 6: 648-653. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2014.07.005


Author Jacob, Elisabeth R.
McKenna, Lisa
D'Amore, Angelo
Title Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: the educators' perspectives
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5953
1873-5223
Publication date 2014-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.07.005
Volume 14
Issue 6
Start page 648
End page 653
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Abstract Similar to the USA, New Zealand and Singapore, Australia registers two levels of nurse, the degree or postgraduate entry prepared registered nurse and diploma or certificate-prepared enrolled nurse. Over the past decade, significant changes have occurred in educational preparation of enrolled nurses. This has resulted in enrolled nurses undertaking many roles and responsibilities previously undertaken only by registered nurses. An exploratory qualitative research study using interviews with educators of both registered and enrolled nurses was undertaken to investigate differences in educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia. This paper describes perceptions around how participants viewed educational approaches and different cohorts, types and levels of students. Similarities included topics covered and the majority skills taught, although high acuity skills remain a difference between the levels of nurse. Differences were also found in type of student, educational background and teaching methods.
Keyword Enrolled nurse
Nurse education
Qualitative
Registered nurse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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