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Australian ENS at conference.

An Australian enrolled nurse (EN), in New Zealand for the EN conference in Auckland this month, is shocked at what is happening to ENs in this country. Rosemary Kallasmae, who works in acute mental health care in Geelong, Victoria, was also shocked at what ENs could and could not do, compared to their Australian counterparts. "We work under direct and indirect supervision. I did the basic 12-month EN training and have subsequently undertaken a six-month mental health care course and a three-month medication course."

Around 150 ENs from around the country attended the conference, with four from Australia. Speakers included the Ministry of Health's chief nursing adviser Mark Jones and NZNO's professional services manager Joy Bickley Asher.

Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand will carry a full conference report next month.
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Title Annotation:enrolled nurse
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Sep 1, 2006
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