Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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