Couple questions.

  1. Ok, first off I recieved a link for a nursing bank/pool site and kept seeing the expresion "ENROLLED NURSES". Ok, I'm a litttle slow but does this mean students or is this a leval of certifiction (or both)? The second question is can anyone suggest a nursing school in Austrailia that I can look into? My plan has been to go to school here (US) and transfer there but maybe I am looking at this backwards? Any help is welcome.
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  3. by   sandgroper
    Hi Coldfoot

    Enrolled Nurses are similar to LPNs in the US. Most schools educate ENs for 18 months to associate diploma. Apart from those of us who were taught nursing in the dark ages, Registered Nurses now all hold degrees.

    Most universities in Oz have nursing schools but here is a link to one in my neck of the woods.

    http://www.health.curtin.edu.au/nursing/
  4. by   frannybee
    http://www.hlth.qut.edu.au/nrs/ is the site of Queensland University of Technology (from whence I graduated)
  5. by   leeca
    l'm an enrolled nurse, called a Division 2 nurse in Australia and work under a registered nurse (division 1).

    l can't do medication or give ointments that are medicated and l can't make medical decisions, (div 1 do that).

    Over here we have tafes (adult education) where l did the course, it takes only 1 year and you are registered as a div 2.

    l plan to go to uni and go on to doing div 1.
  6. by   OzNurse69
    Oh, and don't forget to check out the fees too - as far as I can gather, international students aren't eligible for deferred payment options such as HECS & PELS - although with the exchange rate, you may still be better off!
  7. by   zdatny
    The university I attended is called Southern Cross University. I believe it still has a good program.
    Good luck from the lucky country!
  8. by   Aussienurse2
    Q1 Answer: In Queensland we have Endorsed Enrolled Nurses, we are trained to give meds and to assist and implement care planning etc.
    Q2 Answer: Most Unis have a nursing program. I don't know if it can be done under a student visa though, you would have to check with the Aust. embassy in the states.
    Last edit by Aussienurse2 on Mar 8, '03
  9. by   frannybee
    I have a feeling that with the shortage of registered staff, immigration is going to favour applicants who want to become RNs rather than ENs.
  10. by   Aussienurse2
    Well thankyou for that validation of my career choice!

    I was actually answering both questions in the same breath, will edit to make this clearer.
  11. by   frannybee
    Frannybee, validator for hire. Alternately Foot in Mouth Extraordinairre.
  12. by   OzNurse69
    Originally posted by frannybee
    I have a feeling that with the shortage of registered staff, immigration is going to favour applicants who want to become RNs rather than ENs.
    Actually franny, I'm finding the opposite - (note, this is entirely anecdotal & not substantiated by any sort of research!!) - but our surgical unit has gone from 1 EN to 4 EN's in the last few months - the EN's are all saying there is a much wider variety of acute nursing jobs available for them, not just in the Long Term Care area, & I put that down to the nursing shortage....
  13. by   melanie2968
    Hi All

    Leeca you say that "all enrolled nurse, called a Division 2 nurse in Australia and work under a registered nurse (division 1)".

    You must be in Victoria as this state refers to Nurses as Division 1 and Division 2. The other states of Australia do not have these same names for Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses.

    Thought you might like to know. Good luck with your career.
  14. by   talaxandra
    To check out who offers nursing courses (of both kinds) go to www.goodguides.com.au: you can filter your choices to look at each state, type of qualification, and mode of study.
    Good luck!

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