Nursing Students Worried

The Provincial Government is monitoring the situation students at MUN School of Nursing very closely.

The final semester for about 70 nurses students is in jeopardy due to the MUNFA strike.

Those students are in the middle of completing their clinical, and if the strike drags on, that could mean a delayed graduation and a delay in staring the jobs many of them have already lined up.

Premier, Andrew Furey said government is looking at potential measures available, while also recognizing that a collective bargaining process is underway.

He wouldn’t specify what specific measures they are looking at, but did say that they are looking at all instruments available to ensure that nurses have access to education and career that they have trained for.

Student, Madison Bailey said a prolonged strike would have financial implications for students who are allowed to have other jobs during clinicals, which are unpaid.

She said students really need to start working on Monday, May 1st. Outside of that, they are seeing first-hand the challenges facing health care system and they wish to be part of the solution.