Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Department of Health
919. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland changed the minimum entry requirements for degree programmes in nursing and midwifery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14068/19]
920. To ask the Minister for Health the reason there are changes in the nurses rules 2018 that state that the minimum entry requirements can only be met in a maximum of two leaving certificate sittings (details supplied); the rationale in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14069/19]
921. To ask the Minister for Health his views on whether the 2018 rule change regarding applicants for nursing and midwifery courses is causing inequity for nursing applicants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14070/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 919 to 921, inclusive, together.
As these questions refer to operational matters, they has been referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.