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# student nurses

Last year
# Pay deal
Student nurses and midwives to get extra accommodation, meal and uniform allowances
Two additional uniforms for student nurses and midwives will also be provided at the start of their internship.
All time
# health minister
Health Minister extends €100 pandemic grant for student nurses as McHugh report published
Sinn Féin spokesperson David Cullinane said that the measures announced don’t go far enough.
Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
Trade union representatives and opposition TDs said that paying student nurses was about securing the health service.
# opposition bill
Government accused of 'playing games' over plan to send bill on student nurse pay 'into the ether'
Cabinet is of the view that student nurses are being educated and not working while on placement.
# student nurses
'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December
# student nurses
'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.
# student nurses
'She doesn't get paid for that': Dáil told of student nurse whose patient's toe 'came off in his sock'
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has been accused of gaslighting student nurses.
# Collins Report
Student nurses repeat call for fair payment as Collins Report sent to Cabinet
The report compiled by Professor Tom Collins was to look at how student nurses should be paid for working during the Covid pandemic.
# Coronavirus
Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.
Student nurses agree to 'guarded engagement' with review on pay and conditions proposed by government
The INMO said student nurses and midwives had “rightly given a cautious response” to the proposed reviews.
# Nurses
Student nurses rostered for work should be paid by employers, Taoiseach says
But Micheal Martin warned such a situation would cause problems for the nursing degree programme.
# student nurses
Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar
A review on allowances is due by the end of the month.
Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
# student nurses
Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
The government last week voted against a motion to pay student nurses on placement.
Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay
Taoiseach accuses opposition of 'playing politics' with 'simplistic motion' about student nurses' pay
Micheál Martin said there should be “no exploitation of any student nurse in any hospital setting”.
Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'
Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.
# student nurses
'We're at breaking point': Unpaid student nurses under financial pressure to work extra shifts despite potential Covid risk
Student nurses say they are torn between risking cross-contamination or jeopardising their own financial security.
# Covid-19
Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.
All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis
In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.
# Coronavirus
Student nurses could be fast-tracked to qualification to tackle Covid-19
A plan to ensure the early registration of nursing interns is being discussed.
# Coronavirus
INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak
Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.
# unpaid placement
'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis
Student nurses often do their work placements without pay.
# full time whistle
Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts
Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.
# student nurses
HSE to pay student nurses and midwives €6.49 an hour
Fourth year students who are due to go on placements will be paid, at best, 86 cent less than the national minimum wage, being paid €6.49 an hour for the first 12 weeks.
# student nurses
Student nurses protest over plans to cut pay for placements
Government plans would see payments to final year nursing students in respect of time on placement phased out.
# nurses pay
Tanaiste to review proposed abolition of student nurses' pay
The decision to launch the review follows protests by nurses across the country earlier this week.
# Health
Student nurses' pay to be cut to zero by 2015
Department of Health cutbacks mean trainee nurses will no longer be paid for their 36 weeks of work on hospital wards.