Abreviations for jobs

  1. Hi all

    I work in the UK and love :kiss all the talk from around the globe BUT I do have some problems with what type of jobs or forms of qualifications are out there
    Can you please explain

    In the UK we have

    NA = Nursing auxillaries who are assistant to the Qualified Nurse

    EN = Enrolled Nurse who has training but not at the level of RN's[ that does not mean that they are inferior but prior to the early 90's there was two level training

    Then we have
    RGN = Registered General Nurses the equivilent of RN's

    RMN = Psychiatric Qualified Nurses

    Clarification would make things so much easier

    Many Many Thanks
    Jacky
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   KaraLea
    Here in Texas, we have...

    CNA's-certified nursing assistants, similar to your NA's
    LVN's-Licensed Vocational Nurse, 1year nursing degree. Less training than an RN.
    ADN's-Associate Degree in Nursing, 2yr RN
    BSN's-Bachelor of science in Nursing, 4yr RN
    Then some nurses go on for MSN-Masters of science in nursing, CRNA-certified registered nurse anestesiologist.

    Where I work, we also have MHW's-Mental Health Workers (aka Service assistants) These may or may not be CNA's.
  4. by   jevans
    THANKS:kiss
    Your explanatiopn makes all the difference.
    I've printed your reply so I'LL remember

    jacky
  5. by   KaraLea
    Oh, I forgot...LVN's can also be called LPN's. Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
  6. by   Huganurse
    I used the abbreviation SN for student nurse when I was in nursing school during my clinicals. I was a GN after graduating from nursing school and before I took the RN boards. While at work I was employed as a Nurse Tech during the time I was in school---I was considered a tech after I took basic nursing therepy in school.
    I have also worked where they called the CNA's, PCA's for patient care assistant. And to make it more confusing, I worked with HHA's, who were also CNA's, while I did home health care.

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