Enrolments ‘capped’ by lack of clinical places
Universities have held back student growth in the new demand-driven system, Annabel McGilvray reports.
Despite strong demand and new uncapped enrolments, many of Australia's nursing and midwifery schools have limited their 2012 student intakes due to continuing clinical placement uncertainty. As students returned to campuses around the country this month, universities began to take stock of the numbers under the new demand-driven enrolment system. The new system allows the enrolment of as many Commonwealth-supported nursing and midwifery students as apply and can meet selection criteria. But rather than increasing numbers to meet demand as the new system allows, many nursing schools have...
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Thank goodness something is capping enrolments! As one of the thousands of nursing graduates across Australia who completed their studies at the end of 2011 and haven't yet been able to find employment as a registered nurse, I can only say "thank goodness something is limiting the number of nursing graduates our universities can produce."
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