Any Enrolled nurses out there doing their training ?

  1. Hi everyone,
    Just wanted to know was there any enrolled nurses out their still or about to start there training.( The one year training program where you work and also go to tafe for a number of weeks ).

    Im going to apply for the next intake this coming March and I would like some advice.eg - How tough is it to get in, what is the exam like that you have to do, what sort of questions do they ask you.

    You get the idea!

    Im soooooooooo desperate to get in. I want this more than anything so any help would be greatly appreciated Im doing volunteer work in a nursing home and Im trying to get work as an assistant nurse as well. Im 26 and Im hoping my age works for me and not aganist me. I really want this and im trying to do everything in my power to make it happen.

    so any help would be great and appreciated

    Lacie xo
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   eirthjona
    age will not be a problem you should see the number of 30+ students in the first year of the Bachelor of nursing. If you dont make it in try doing some bridging courses for starting high edu. they will look very good when trying to get into tafe or uni.
  4. by   lff_01
    hi i just wanted to say good luck i finished my en training in 1999 and am now half way through the degree at uni just wanted to wish you the best of luck and say that age should not be a problem i was in my thirties when i started and had no problems so you go girl!
  5. by   Token Male
    Several of my co workers are Div 2 nurses working on their degree or have completed same. Go out to the uni and talk to people; they will be eager to help. If you want to go back to school though why not learn a profession where you will be treated with respect and be paid better.
  6. by   airyfairy
    Hi im a student en and next year ill be finished! Yay! Its not hard but its alot of work, you just need to make sure u keep up with the work and dont fall behind and you will be fine :P
  7. by   nyapa
    I'm a wee bit confused. Are you:
    1. already an EN and wanting to progress to an RN
    2. wanting to do an EN programme


    I am in my grad year after completing my RN training. I was an EN for years. Unfortunately the opportunity to get paid wasn't available, so I worked full time and studied parttime. It was worth it, as ENs are not recognised by the establishment (I'm not talking about other RNs or CNMs who know an ENs worth, I'm talking about those in lofty castles) in my state, and cannot do what they can in other parts of the country.

    Is this the new programme attached to hospitals?

    Let us know how you go.
  8. by   SpudsMomGuinea
    I'm presuming you're asking as a 'never touched a needle, given meds, done documentation' desire to be a qualified member of healthcare team.

    I'm three weeks off my first prac assignment, having started EN fulltime at TAFE in July...

    I thought I was a shoe-in having had 20 years healthcare industry behind me and initially my application was rejected. However, unbeknown to me, I was placed on the waitlist and dropouts from the 'acceptances' gave me a placement afterall. {two days notice to start}

    Age should not be an issue, as we have ages ranging from 17 through to fifties...

    I will warn you though - it's TOUGH... and we've had at least three drop from our group. I am struggling - I'll admit it, and not afraid to say so. {Granted though, I'm a single mum of an almost three year old with no family around so support and time to study and manage my home is causing havoc there... hey, what's this?? apparently my carpet is blue, not white with printing on it}
  9. by   smilenurse
    Quote from nurse07
    Hi everyone,
    Just wanted to know was there any enrolled nurses out their still or about to start there training.( The one year training program where you work and also go to tafe for a number of weeks ).

    Im going to apply for the next intake this coming March and I would like some advice.eg - How tough is it to get in, what is the exam like that you have to do, what sort of questions do they ask you.

    You get the idea!

    Im soooooooooo desperate to get in. I want this more than anything so any help would be greatly appreciated Im doing volunteer work in a nursing home and Im trying to get work as an assistant nurse as well. Im 26 and Im hoping my age works for me and not aganist me. I really want this and im trying to do everything in my power to make it happen.

    so any help would be great and appreciated

    Lacie xo
    I finished my EEN course 4 years back and then I was in my late 40's and I and proud I am now a EEN.
  10. by   katie258
    Hi! i graduated April this year and I had a ball! I met some fantastic people with whom I still keep in touch. One is now managing an aged care facility, one is doing community nursing, one is in Queensald working, one is in theatre and I'm in the country doing medical nursing. It is certainly a job that gives you a lot of options! It is harder to get a place in the EEN course than it is to get into uni to do your RNs but it is so worth it. I was thirty- six when I applied so no your not too old chick! LOL!! Just be yourself in the interview and relax is the best advice I can give you. I applied three times, the first time I forgot to send a cover letter(DOH!!) the second I got third but the hospital I chose only took two so the third time I said I'd go anywhere within GWAHS and got my first choice! Good luck!!
  11. by   Grace Oz
    Since the original post was made in 2004, I'm guessing the poster has completed the course by now?????

    If you read this, Lacie, let us know how you went. Enquiring minds would like to know!
  12. by   nurse2bigapple
    Hello everyone out there,

    I haven't written in OMG! 2 years, and since then yes I have completed my training as a ENDORSED ENROLLED NURSE!!!!

    Ok, yeah it was tough, a year of full on work but totally worth it. You go to place to place work all over sydney for sometimes just a month or so. You work hours that you don't have a choice over, you just do it. There were days when I was so tired I would come home and fall asleep on the lounge. But you do it.:trout:

    And yet you still have to do studies as well. There is a lot of pressure to keep up with it all. But if you do a little or a lot everyday you will be fine. The teachers at the tafe say if you have completed the EEN program you can do anything!!!

    So I think it is a great way to get hands on experience as a nurse. I beleaive that you will be a better nurse after training like this. It gives you a real life view of nursing (the good and the bad), and you can go on to complete your training as a RN. Which is what I am doing!

    Give it a go, it's hard work but worth it.

    lacie:spin:
  13. by   nyapa
    ROFL Grace! So how did it end up on the top of the page? A quirk in the system? Or did someone drag it up from the deep dark depths of AN.com?


  14. by   nyapa
    Quote from nurse2bigapple
    Hello everyone out there,

    I haven't written in OMG! 2 years, and since then yes I have completed my training as a ENDORSED ENROLLED NURSE!!!!

    Give it a go, it's hard work but worth it.

    lacie:spin:
    Good on ya lacie. Good feeling yes?

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