he core function of nursing has become obscured and, despite assuming medical tasks, the occupation continues to be seen in terms of a role that is subordinate to and dependent on medicine.” (2004)
These continuous changes taking place have made it challenging to clearly distinguish the roles of enrolled nurses in England. “Previously, having two levels of qualified nurse in the United Kingdom had been seen as problematic for health service managers and nurses themselves, and the ending of enrolled nurse programs in 1992 helped to solve this problem.” (2004)
The research collected data about the attributes of various groups of enrolled nurses and the factors that predict conversion to registered nurse. The research shows the current state of affairs in duty delegation for enrolled nurses based on the ongoing trend towards professionalization of nursing. The findings reveal that there’s a pressing need for nurses to return to their role of being direct caregivers, rather than focusing on acquiring professional position in medicine. “The data from this study support the possibility that the role of nurses as direct caregivers is seen as a positive dimension of the work they undertake.” (2004)
This article is significant because it highlights an emerging subject in the nursing career-the continuing .shift in the roles of nurses towards those of doctors. Nursing is a professional occupation, but nurses are primarily trained to undertake direct care giving tasks. In conclusion, all the information contained in this article is relevant, and applies to nursing both in the United Kingdom and globally.