Re: Nursing Shortage
I wonder if the focus is not on the wrong area. Several people I know attempted to study Certificate IV in Nursing (Div2) at a local TAFE. "A skills shortage!" "More Nurses needed urgently," were the cries. The response was over 600 applicants for the one course. All paid a fee to sit the test and have a selection interview. Approx 570 of the applicants were told the places were now filled and to try again next year. That is a lot of disillusionment. Not to mention that the total fees paid for that one selection process would have funded another tutor for the entire course. I wonder why there were only 30 places available and still the cry for more nurses is ringing out. Where is the shortage and why cant they open up 2 classes a year? I know that of the 570 people who were turned away, there must have been a considerable amount of competent and capable future nurses in that group.
Do you think the people who keep crying out for more nursing staff aren't looking at all the factors?
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