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Are they doing away with enrolled nurse training?

]I just wondered if they are doing away with Enrolled nurses in Australia, I have been told they no longer offer the program in England is this correct? I am curious because the states seem to want to do the same thing with LPNs.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Enrolled nurse training hasn't been offered in the UK for over 2 decades

actually, it's the opposite here. When I finished my general training in 1989, EN's were being phased out then. In the last few years there has been a HUGE increase in the number of EN's being trained and working in hospitals. I remember back in the 1990's if an EN left they were not replaced with an EN but an RN instead.

I personally believe and am speaking from over 20 years of experience, it's not the best decsion made.


Specializes in Medical.

The EN role, after being significantly diminished, has now considerably expanded - the course length is now 18 months and includes medication modules. I'd be pleased if I thought this was aimed at upskilling care in rehab and residential care facilities, but the move has very much been toward positions previously filled by registered nurses, contributing to a 3 tier system.


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