An Bord Altranais Requirements and Standards determine which placements a student goes on for each of the four nursing branches - general, children, psychiatry and intellectual disability. The timing of each placement is arranged by individual higher education institutions in consultation with their various health service partners.
Data are collected by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on student enrolments, including enrolments on nursing and midwifery programmes. However, the HEA does not collect data on related clinical placements. As such, the information requested by the Deputy is not available to my Department.