Essay about The Australian Nursing And Midwifery Council

1570 Words Sep 21st, 2015 7 Pages
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council defines the enrolled nurse (EN) as, an associate to the registered nurse who demonstrates competence in the provision of patient-centred care as specified by the registering authority’s license to practice, educational preparation and context of care (Monash, 2013). As the enrolled nursing is on an on-going learning career, critical thinking, reflection and analysis are vital criteria that a nurse should concern during her duties and studies. Mainly these three points are significant to deliver a quality patient-centred care. Because some nurses that have been learnt these criteria are not applying in their clinical practice. Critical thinking helps ENs to make judgments related to client’s human rights and client’s advocates. It can be defined as the disciplined, intellectual process of applying skilful reasoning as a guide to belief or action (Paul, Ennis & Norris, 1989). Reflection is a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate, and inform learning from practice (Reid, 1993). Whereas analysis refers to the ability of breaking content into its components in order to identify parts, see relationships among them and recognize organizational principles (Scullion & Guest, 2007, pg-151). Ultimately, this essay will discuss the importance and the application above three criteria in relevance to EN’s education and practice.

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