Thursday October 29, 2020

Claim of one applicant for every four nursing posts debunked

The HSE has run five recent nursing recruitment competitions for more than 500 vacancies, and the figures paint a different picture, with some recruitment rounds receiving six times as many applicants as needed

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
10th February, 2019

The claim that there is only one applicant for every four nursing posts has been dealt a hammer-blow by the latest recruitment figures from the Health Service Executive.

The HSE has run five recent nursing recruitment competitions for more than 500 vacancies, and the figures paint a different picture, with some recruitment rounds receiving six times as many applicants as needed.

There were not enough applicants for other posts, but the national picture is not as...

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