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  1. Hi, just stumbled across this place, I live in Australia and have just about finished my Nursing studies. I have worked as an Enrolled Nurse for about 5 years, and decided to do my RN. I have 3 kids, 2 great danes and a husband! Don't know how I've managed to get this far.
    Will come back soon.
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  3. by   slinkeecat
    Welcome to the BB this is a great site!!!!! What in the world is an Enrolled nurse??
    katy
  4. by   Christel2Rn
    I read a post a few days ago about starting a graduate nurse forum. I did not realize one would be started so quickly. I just graduated in May. Take my boards next friday (7/12). Good luck to all those doing the same. Christel
  5. by   GPatty
    Let me know about the boards, will ya? I graduating in 3 weeks and am getting more scared by the minute.....
  6. by   geela
    An enrolled nurse does everything except administer medication, we have to do an extra 2 and a half years on top of our training to be an RN.....a lot for medication....should be worth it though...
  7. by   bassbird
    geela, welcome to the boards! you will find lots of support and friends here.

    christel2rn and julielpn, good luck on your boards. stay focused and calm, you will both do great. i took mine a week and a half ago and already have my license. you will both be there before you know it.

    it sure is nice to have a place to share our feelings and experiences and to gain knowledge from our peers. :d

    allnurses.com rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by geela
    an enrolled nurse does everything except administer medication, we have to do an extra 2 and a half years on top of our training to be an rn.....a lot for medication....should be worth it though...
    welcome. this is interesting the fact that an enrolled nurse can't administer medications. what are the responsiblities of an en? do you have nursing assistants in your country? just curious.
  9. by   geela
    We do have nurse assistants, they help with moving patients and making beds etc, as an enrolled nurse we get a patient load the same, we take observations and do everything else, except meds. We work under the RN in charge and do dressings, IV therapy, and all the other fun stuff nurses do....which country are you from?
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by geela
    we do have nurse assistants, they help with moving patients and making beds etc, as an enrolled nurse we get a patient load the same, we take observations and do everything else, except meds. we work under the rn in charge and do dressings, iv therapy, and all the other fun stuff nurses do....which country are you from?
    , geela! thanks for replying. i am from the u.s.a. thanks for the explanation. it is wonderful to learn about how not only country from country does things, but from state to state within my own country.

    we (my state) of america, have to be certified to do iv's, we do dressings, med pass, and others, but we are not allowed to do iv pushes, hang blood, heparin drips, etc.. we function as a charge nurse in a ltc (nursing home) setting. some hospital hire lpn's and some do not. as an lpn we (some) go to school for 1 year. we are also called lvn's in the state of texas and california. we all (lpns and lvns) work under the md and the rn too.

  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by geela
    hi, just stumbled across this place, i live in australia and have just about finished my nursing studies. i have worked as an enrolled nurse for about 5 years, and decided to do my rn. i have 3 kids, 2 great danes and a husband! don't know how i've managed to get this far.
    will come back soon.
    geela, all the best to you in your studies to become an rn! after nearly 11 years as an lpn, i start my first rn clincal rotation next month (aug). nice talking with you! keep the faith!

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