More nursing students share

concerning training experiences

More nursing students have come forward with concerning stories about their degrees and clinical placements.

Some described driving long distances to unpaid hospital placements, and having to cover the cost of their petrol, parking, uniforms, and food.

Health Minister Andrew Little told Checkpoint last week he would consider payment for third-year nursing students. 

But some nursing lecturers said the number of students graduating their degrees and entering the stretched workforce would not improve without greater financial support throughout their entire degrees.

Second-year AUT student Olivia* knew she wanted to be a nurse since early in high school.

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