With N.L. health-care in crisis, some MUN nursing students worry about what they’re getting into – CBC

Students say they’re wondering whether they want to join a system strained to breaking

Jan 27, 2023

At the edges of Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care crisis, some nursing students at Memorial University are wondering what they’re about to get into — and whether they want to at all.

Brooke Simms, the nursing representative on MUN’s students’ union, says she’s heard from nursing students who look at the state of the province’s health-care system and wonder whether they want to work in an environment that’s driving other nurses away.

“When we go onto a floor and see that they’re operating with half their staff and everyone is stressed, and we hear about people leaving left and right, it’s scary,” said Simms.

“Why would I stay here instead of moving somewhere with more reasonable working conditions?”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mun-nursing-students-1.6725653

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