More than 40 per cent of nursing graduates who applied for jobs in WA public hospitals this year have missed out.

WA Health Department figures show 53 fewer nursing graduate positions in hospitals compared with last year.

Last year, 1040 graduate nurses applied for 618 placements starting this year — 59 per cent finding jobs.

In the previous year, 1067 graduates applied, with 671 of them finding positions.

The department said the number of places this year was similar to the previous year, and the nurses were unaffected by the current public sector job freeze because they were offered the placements last year… Read More>>

Original article written by Cathy O’Leary and published in The West Australian