hi to everyone

  1. Hi my name is Dawn and new to this site!
    i have worked in Dementia care for 18 years now as an Enrolled nurse, am hoping to move to OZ with BUPA and work in dementia in a home there, can anyone tell me what its like in a nursing home with a dementia unit compared to the UK?
    i run my own shift at the moment and employed as a nursing sister...quite like to go to Queensland just started applying to the QNC would love to talk to anyone about their expieriences
    love Dawn xx :spin:icon_roll
  2. Visit dawnie23 profile page

    About dawnie23

    Joined: May '09; Posts: 3
    mental health nurse in dementia; from GB
    Specialty: 28 year(s) of experience in dementia /psychiatric


  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Hi Dawn

    Have you checked out the Australian forum found in the International forum under the region tab?
  4. by   caliotter3
  5. by   BEDPAN76
    Hi Dawn, glad to have you join us here at allnurses. What is an Enrolled Nurse?
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    I can answer this one as I was one

    Enrolled nurse did 2 years of training and could be said to be something similar to LPN although in the UK a EN is completely responsible for their own actions and did a lot of things in the same way as a RN with just a few exceptions like checking controlled drugs, and ward management although unofficially they could manage a ward and at times did so. We did admissions, assessments, administration of medication (used to be we couldn't give IV though) blood transfusions, teaching and discharge to name a few jobs I did. Many have the opportunity to bridge to RN and I did so after 9 years as a EN