Are interns losing out to nurses?

In the wake of the internship crisis some doctors have blamed the expanding role of hospital nurses on the loss of clinical training hours for junior doctors.

Commenting on the Australian Doctor website they say that senior doctors are spending too much time training up nurses in hospitals to take on advanced practitioners roles - performing tasks that would have previously been done by interns.

The ED nurse practitioner is one of the roles highlighted as a position that is robbing junior doctors of