Harris aims to ‘free up’ entry route for nursing courses

Only a small number of places are set aside for graduates of PLC courses in Ireland

Simon Harris said there were students who could be "really good" nurses but did not do well in their Leaving Cert exams. “I think we need to move beyond the national obsession with the points race in this country.” Picture: Julien Behal Photography

Simon Harris, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, has said he wants to free up the entry routes into nursing courses for students in Ireland.

Speaking today, Harris gave an example of the blockage on the Sligo campus of Atlantic ... The Sligo College of Further Education is located on the same campus but the students in its nursing PLC course cannot go on to study in the nursing degree course in Atlantic ...