Today is International Nurses Day, where nurses all around the world celebrate their big contribution to the health system.

However, it’s also a day to have a conversation about our health system and how nurses’ working conditions can be better, particularly over the last 2 years under the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Melbourne has developed a program to recruit new nursing students and retain them in the industry, but this is not possible without the adequate conditions so nurses could perform their job. 

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Professor Marie Gerdtz – Head of Nursing at the University of Melbourne

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 12 May 2022