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Education provider

Organisational entity responsible for the design and delivery of a program of study from which graduates are eligible to apply for nursing or midwifery registration or endorsement.

Emotional intelligence

Ability to understand, identify in oneself and others, and manage emotions. Includes the domains of self-monitoring, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy and social skills.

Enrolled nurse (EN)

Person who provides nursing care under the direct or indirect supervision of a RN. They have completed the prescribed education preparation and demonstrate competence to practise under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as an enrolled nurse in Australia. Enrolled nurses are accountable for their own practice and remain responsible to a RN for the delegated care.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice                     

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Enrolled nurse standards for practice

Standards for practice developed by the NMBA by which performance and professional conduct is assessed to obtain and retain registration as an enrolled nurse.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, (2016) Enrolled nurse standards for practice.

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Entry to practice program

NMBA approved program of education for eligibility to register as an Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse or Midwife. (see approved program).

Episode of care

a single provision of care of one type (e.g. antenatal/postnatal).

Equivalent professional experience

In the absence of a formal qualification, the person has sufficient professional experience in the discipline being taught, to demonstrate competence in applying the discipline's principles and theory (see explanatory note).

Evidence-based practice

Assessing and making judgements to translate the best available evidence, which includes the most current, valid, and available research findings and the individuality of situations and personal preferences as the basis for practice decisions.

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice                     

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Expiring/expired accredited program

An accredited program that has reached its accreditation expiry date.

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