Written answers

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Nursing Education

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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862. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of nurses that graduated in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the institutions from which they graduated; the number that entered jobs in the public health service in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21750/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Details of the number of nurses graduating on 2017 to 2019 are included in the attached table.

According to a survey of graduates carried out nine months after graduation, 89% of 2017 and 91% of 2018 nursing and midwifery graduates who were employed in Ireland went into employment in the Human Health and Social Work sector, which includes both private and public healthcare provision.

Survey data is not available for 2019 graduates, nor is it possible to differentiate between public and private healthcare workers.


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