PNA have been engaging with the Department of Health in relation to studentPNA have been engaging with the Department of Health in relation to studentnurse entitlements, pay and allowances.
Following continuous engagement with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive, and key stakeholders in the Third Level Colleges and the Nurse Midwifery Board of Ireland NMBI
We can confirm the following information applicable to 4th years:
4th years shall continue in their existing placement location and shall be paid the HCA scale at point 1 (link to payscales below). Their Director of Nursing / HEI shall contact them advising them of the changes.
Please find details of information provided to the PNA re Offer of Temporary Health Care Assistant (HCA)Contracts to Student Nurses.
Nursing students will be contacted directly by their respective HEI's with additional details, it is envisaged that contracts shall commence from 14th April 2020.
It is our understanding nursing students in Disability, Mental Health or Children's training programmes, will be directed to apply via a direct web link https://eu.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=d85d9699-0f6c-4277-a503-e09c1e5b7a50&env=eu&acct=77b12f19-edc1-445b-90ee-03051dbb522d&v=2 which will bring you to the online application form.
Please have both pieces of communication below to hand when filling out the form.
As you are aware the PNA, are currently in dispute with the employer over the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing which is seriously impacting on service delivery and safe patient care.
Our campaign of action commences with nurses not making themselves available for additional hours (e.g. overtime) on the following dates: 31 st January 1 st , 5 th 6 th and 7 th of February leading to strike action 12 th 13 th 14 th February .
In the first instance the initial phase whereby, nurses will not be working additional hours ( overtime ban) 31 st Jan, 1 st , 5 th 6 th & 7 th Feb may require that students are allocated to self-directed learning, and/or reflective practice. since the reduced staffing levels will mean that it will not be possible to provide students with supervision or preceptorship
This situation will emerge if there are insufficient numbers of nurses to take charge of unit / area.
Where there are sufficient numbers to take charge of the unit / area, Supernumerary student nurses may proceed with their rostered clinical placements as usual, this will be relayed to them by the CNM2 for the unit / service area.
In relation to Fourth Year Intern Students, they will report for duty with their nursing colleagues at the designated assembly area and will take up duty with their nursing colleagues when area / unit has a sufficient complement of staff.
Only employees are permitted to strike , supernumerary students and those attending lectures are not classified as employees. Students attending scheduled lectures during strike periods will not be directly impacted.
The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Monday) that the sanction from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to commence implementation of the agreement, reached with the Department of Health as part of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, in December 2015 will hopefully result in the retention and recruitment of graduate nurses into the Irish health system.
25 September 2015
The Lansdowne Road Agreement committed the nursing unions and the HSE to meeting directly and engaging on outstanding issues of: incremental credit for 36 week placement, rate of pay during the fourth year work placement and pre-registration post qualification payment.
The unions met with the HSE today, 25 September 2015 with a view to commencing these discussions.
The unions raised the following points:
Oct 17 2013 MS to all Staff -Staff Nurse and Staff Midwife Graduate Programme Communication
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