The forgotten Florence Nightingales of our generation

December 12, 2018

A profession that is composed of the brightest elements of humanity is subjected to the toughest challenges. Student nurses enter a system that is not only incredibly challenging, but employment after graduation is left to mere chance.

National News

Reports of assaults on mental health staff reach 149

November 29, 2017

Almost 150 mental health staff reported being physically assaulted by their patients in 2017 so far, an increase of 138 since 2015. A recent FOI from the HSE revealed that 149 of staff working in


Student nurses shoulder a great burden

February 22, 2017

While walking around, checking on patients, first year nursing student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT),  Rebecca , noticed that one of the louder patients on the ward was being oddly quiet. As any nurse would,

News Features

Student nurses have empty purses

October 12, 2016

They wear a uniform and their feet pound the same floors each and every day. They comfort patients, provide them with the care that every person deserves. They look after your mother, brother, father and

National News

93 per cent of student nurses thinking abroad

December 2, 2015

A recent survey by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has revealed that 93 per cent of student nurses are considering emigrating upon receiving their nursing degree.