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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