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nursing thumb medium90 93BusinessLive reports that MPs were assured on Wednesday that virtually all of SA’s newly qualified nurses have been placed in public sector posts for 2019.  

In contrast to the last-minute scramble to find positions for new nurses in previous years, the process of placing nurses who qualified in 2018 has gone smoothly, according to the health department’s chief operating officer, Gail Andrews.  A total of 3,535 nurses qualified in 2018, of whom 3,470 had already been placed, she told parliament’s portfolio committee on health.  SA nurses have been given priority, and the handful of nurses who have not been offered posts in the public sector were foreigners who were studying in SA, she indicated.  The department’s chief nursing officer, Nonhlanha Makhanya, briefed MPs on ongoing reforms to nursing qualifications, and the rationalisation of nursing colleges (more details in the report).

  • Read Tamar Kahn’s full original report in this regard at BusinessLive

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