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# Nursing

Last year
Opinion: As a carer, I have met the best of people in colleagues and clients
This year’s Carer of the Year Breda Pagett outlines the joys and the challenges of the job.
Nurses and midwives' union to ballot members on industrial action
INMO has pointed to persistent inflation and the rising cost of living as sources of strain for members.
All time
# Third Level
Over 20% increase in people applying to study nursing, CAO figures show
There was a large increase in applications for medicine, too, with 4,031 first preferences.
# expert review
Donnelly announces commencement of expert review body on nursing and midwifery
The expert body will conduct a general review of nursing and midwifery.
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.
# warning
New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses
The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.
# 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.
# fight against covid-19
'To be honest, I nearly feel safer in work' - Kilkenny star on the front line in St Vincent's Hospital
Grace Walsh: ‘If we had the option of playing a championship and winning an All-Ireland, or our family and friends being healthy, I think we would all choose our family and friends being healthy.’
Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant
One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.
# at risk
Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.
# Nursing
University lecturer who claimed she was denied full time role over marital status awarded €9.5k
While it was ruled she was “victimised”, the woman wasn’t discriminated against, the WRC said.
# Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital
Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.
# cao-2017
The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic
It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.
# closed door
Nurses trained in the US denied access to work in Irish hospitals - despite years of experience
Nursing staffing levels have fallen by more than 3,000 in the last 10 years and the HSE says it’s trying to increase the workforce by over 1,200 this year.
# mature students
Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know
Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.
There has been a plunge in the number of students who want to do nursing
A total of 76,086 applications were received by CAO 1 February.
An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'
A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.
# proud
This woman had an excellent response to being called 'just a nurse'
“I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”
There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade
However, in a statement to, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.
# own it
This mam went viral after she stopped her own wedding to breastfeed her daughter
“That moment when you’re getting married and your baby gets hungry”
# Victoria's secret
This mother found a clever way to hit back at critics of her breastfeeding photos
“I bet this won’t be reported because you can see this picture in every mall you step into.”
# what a boob
This mam found a clever way to hit back at critics of her breastfeeding photos
“I bet this won’t be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into.”
'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'
Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.
Nurses strike called off as last-minute talks lead to new staffing proposals
INMO members will be balloted on a new set of proposals.
# vacate the premises
Penneys 'urgently investigating' claims security guard took baby from breastfeeding mother
The security guard, according to the woman, forcibly removed the baby from her breast.
# decisions decisions
Nursing is the big loser in this year's CAO applications
The college application service has released details from the initial round of course choices
# the surge
Lots of new jobs on the way after crunch overcrowding talks
Nursing union the INMO has called for the jobs to be filled immediately “to alleviate the continued suffering of patients in inhumane conditions”.
The Night Nurse: Caring for cancer sufferers on Christmas Day is a privilege that helps me appreciate life
The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing Service provides palliative care to cancer patients at the end of their cancer journey during the night, so they can stay in the comfort of their home, surrounded by the ones they love.
# Palliative Care
'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'
LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.
Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa
The infection has now been confirmed by Spain’s Health Minister.
# Liquidation
Group of Mount Carmel nurses owed €60k in redundancy payments
The nurses might not receive the payments, as they are now considered to be unsecured creditors under the liquidation.
# Diaspora
Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online
It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.
Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# patient safety
Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads
In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.
# richmond hospital
Conferences and classes planned as nursing union buys former hospital for €2.9m [pics]
The distinctive red brick and terracotta building was built between 1899 and 1901. The INMO plans to use it as an education and conference centre.
# Skill Shortages
Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter
Recruitment agency Servisource says that there are particular skill shortages in the areas of nursing and construction.
# care home
Nursing home says it will create 120 new jobs in the next three months
The positions in nursing, administration, catering, managerial and support systems areas are being developed by the McMahon Health Group at the Cairnhill Bray facility.
# College places
Architecture and engineering points drop in second round CAO offers
More than 3,029 students receive offers in the CAO second round today.
# baby love
This mama panda cuddling her baby is almost lethally adorable
They had been apart since the cub’s birth a month ago.
# Nursing
Breastfeeding and eating fish could make your children smarter
A study revealed that nursing is associated with three-year-olds having better language skills and seven-year-olds being more intelligent.