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UKIP moots return of enrolled nurse and end to graduate training


I was SEN from 76-91 and then did the conversion course. The problem started when the SEN 'practical' nurse was suddenly stopped from actually doing anything to the patient. In my hospital they stopped SENs doing drugs, IVs, syringe drivers etc whilst still allowing us to run the ward. That is the reason I converted to RGN but I didn't want to. I applied for the SEN course even though I had the required O levels for SRN because it was what I wanted to do. On my first day of the conversion I asked if what had happened to SENs being phased out would also happen to RGNs without degrees - I was assured that it wouldn't. Now, unless you're dripping with degrees you cannot get promotion. Thankfully I reached a senior position soon after qualifying as RGN based on my experience, but know many good, competent RGNs who are overlooked because they do not have a degree. SENs should be brought back but treated as NURSES not HCAs.

Posted date

25 February, 2015

Posted time

6:40 pm