Written Answers. - Recruitment of Student Nurses.

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asked the Minister for Health the present role of the nursing board in the recruitment of student nurses.

The recruitment of nurses is at present a matter for local management at health board or voluntary hospital level, subject to the number of student nurse places sanctioned by my Department. Bord Altranais is currently examining the question of introducing an arrangement whereby it would process applications for health boards and hospitals for persons wishing to become student nurses.