Expanding the scope of practice for enrolled nurses working in an Australian rural health service - Implications for job satisfaction
Mary Hoodless, Lisa Bourke
NURSE EDUCATION TODAY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2009
Career opportunities have been limited for enrolled nurses (ENs) working in small, rural health services. Medication endorsement offers ENs expanded scope of practice which may lead to improved job satisfaction. This small study compared job satisfaction between a group of ENs with recent medication endorsement and a group who elected not to undertake the course in a small, isolated health service. A questionnaire was designed to measure job satisfaction containing the measure of job satisfaction (MJS) scale and other information regarding the course in medication administration. Interviews were also conducted with medication endorsed nurses to gain a greater understanding about the course a..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the Victorian Department of Human Services and the University of Melbourne School of Rural Health for funding this project, and all the participants for willingly sharing their time and perspectives.