29 Mar 2009

Position of enrolled nurse may be reinstated

6:48 am on 29 March 2009

The Nurses Organisation is welcoming a decision to consider reinstating the position of enrolled nurse more than a decade after the job description was disestablished.

At present it is only possible to be a registered nurse or a nurse assistant.

Health Minister Tony Ryall has asked the Nursing Council to consult with district health boards, the Ministry of Health, nurse employers and nurses - a process expected to take six months.

Nurses Organisation chief executive Geoff Annals says he fully supports reinstating the position of enrolled nurse.