Residents of Jersey were urged to find out more about studying adult nursing without having to leave the island.
Last week the Jersey Minister for Health revealed nearly Â£ 6million had been spent recruiting nurses – mostly from the UK – to fill posts since 2016 due to staff shortages.
Currently the Nurses unions and states remain in dispute over lower-than-inflation wage increase, while former nurses are also encouraged to resume practice through a training program.
The Department of Health and Community Services – in partnership with the University of Chester – is hosting information sessions to encourage more Islanders to consider a career path.
Information sessions will be held at Peter Crill House on:
Monday November 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday November 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday December 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Information will also be available for courses in mental health nursing, child nursing and midwifery.