Rallying call for community nurses.I write in support of enroLLed nurse (EN) Carol Smith and her letter in the November November: see month. issue (p6) about being stripped of her title to practise prac·tise
v. & n. Chiefly British
Variant of practice.
practis·er n. as a registered community nurse. I am a registered community nurse who has been nursing for 36 years and now also feels very let down by the Nursing Council. I, Eke Carol, still have my original badge that states I am an RCN RCN n abbr (= Royal Canadian Navy) → kanadische Marine . We were also able to complete many more tasks in our scope of practice than we can today. If ENs have replaced community nurses, then why has the training altered? I did 18 months' training in art areas of hospital nursing and then had the opportunity to do an endorsement for another six months in a special category. Compare this to the present-day pres·ent-day
Now in existence or progress; current: present-day attitudes about the family.
Adjective EN who only completes 12 months' training.
How did the system Lose the true meaning of the community nurse and EN? We are now no more than glorified glo·ri·fy
tr.v. glo·ri·fied, glo·ri·fy·ing, glo·ri·fies
1. To give glory, honor, or high praise to; exalt.
2. nurse aids. So, come on art you registered community nurses--let's hear your views. We are a unique team with many vaLuabLe years of experience behind us. I hold my head up high and am proud to be an RCN.
Jeanette Wells, RCN, Geraldine