EN section committee meets chief nurse.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Practical nurses (Employment)
Pub Date: 05/01/2011
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: May, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 4
Topic: Event Code: 530 Labor force information
Product: Product Code: 8043120 Nurses, Practical NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 257674941
Full Text: The national enrolled nurse (EN) section committee met with Ministry of Health chief nurse Jane O'Malley last month to discuss initiatives and the way forward for ENs. Discussions included employment opportunities and professional development for the current workforce and for graduating ENs. The committee wanted reassurances there would be no changes to the EN scope of practice, once ENs have transitioned into the new scope.

The section is concerned that only a small number of ENs have so far transitioned into the revised scope. Those who do not transition by July 1, 2011, will have a "stable and predictable" condition placed on their annual practising certificates.

The 33rd national EN section conference is being held in Gisborne this month. Conference speakers include Tairawhiti District Health Board chief executive (CE) Jim Green, NZNO CE Geoff Annals, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology nursing school head Cathy Andrew, NZNO researcher Leonie Walker and Nursing Council professional standards manager Pare Doole.

The new section logos will be presented at the AGM. These are also on the website www.nzno.org.nz/groups/sections/enrolled_nurses.
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