Enrolled Nursing Draft 1

Project Summary

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Enrolled Nursing Industry Reference Committee, has embarked upon a project to review the skills requirements of Enrolled Nurses. This will inform potential changes in current Enrolled Nursing qualifications, Units of Competency and an associated skill set to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

Note: Draft qualifications list currently endorsed units and will be replaced once draft 1 units content and codes are confirmed. The additional new units will be added to the respective qualifications once draft 1 units content and codes are confirmed.
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Additional industry concerns relate to inconsistencies in the wording of some individual Units. Further proposed changes have been informed by the first independent review of Australian nursing since 2002, chaired by Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, which led to the December 2019 report, Educating the Nurse of the Future. This, as well as the ongoing work of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the upgrade of professional standards as published by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), has informed the need for a complete industry review of the sector’s Training Package Products.

The Health Training Package must be reflective of the contemporary requirements of industry. Specifically, in this circumstance, the skills required by Enrolled Nurses need to be aligned to exact work roles within health care settings in order to contribute to reducing or eliminating workforce shortages, particularly in regional and rural areas.

This project will update the Enrolled Nursing Training Package Products under the remit of the Enrolled Nursing IRC in response to the Key Drivers for Change findings within the 2019 Enrolled Nursing Industry Skills Forecast.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage community stakeholders and VET professionals. 

Consultation Activities and Timelines

National consultation on Draft 1 will occur from Monday, 10 February and will close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 27 March 2020. During this period, input will be sought on the following Training Package Products relating to Enrolled Nursing under the remit of the Enrolled Nursing IRC:

Attachments

Enrolled Nursing Draft 1 Consultation Guide

Recent Comments

Anne Green 27.02.2020

"use of suitable facilities, equipment should include feeding pumps and IV pumps/drives"

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Anne Green 27.02.2020

"move this sentence into the section of how to perform nursing interventions associated with reproductive and urinary system disorders and conditions including conditions which require bladder irrigation/washout."

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Anne Green 27.02.2020

"include graded assertiveness and the word recognising and "escalating" intervention for deteriorating person"

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Anne Green 27.02.2020

"remove performing blood specimen collection"

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Anne Green 27.02.2020

"remove including blood"

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