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Thousands of 2014 nursing graduates predicted to miss out on jobs


The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation has made a submission to the government regarding a review of 457 visas for nurses and midwives looking to come to Australia to work. As part of their submission, they obtained data from Health Workforce Australia, who said that while accurate and complete data is difficult to come by:

It is estimated that in 2014 15% (around 1100) of new (registered) nurse and midwife graduates will be unable to find positions, and 45% (around 1500) graduate enrolled nurses will miss out on a permanent nursing position.

The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation have also used their Facebook page recently to call for nursing graduates without jobs to talk to the media:

If you are due to graduate from nursing in Australia this year, here is some essential reading:
  • Click here for more details from the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation’s submission
  • Click here for My Health Career’s previous article “The jobs market for graduate nurses.”
  • Click here for a guest article from Laurie Bickhoff, a 2012 nursing graduate who was employed in a tight graduate jobs market.
  • Click here for Laurie Bickhoff’s latest article on getting a job as a graduate nurse.

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