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Alberta – AHS to hire new nursing graduates

More nurses, including new graduates, are expected to be hired by the province as Alberta Health Services boosts its efforts to improve patient care.

Approximately 750 registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses will be available for hire in Alberta in December, and Alberta Health Services said on Thursday that they plan to hire them all.

It’s part of the province’s plan to hire a minimum of 70 per cent of the province’s graduating registered nurses under the 2010-13 United Nurses of Alberta collective agreement.

“AHS needs everyone. There will be a nursing job for absolutely every qualified nurse who wants to work with AHS,” a statement from Alberta Health Services read.

It’s welcome news for Edmonton nursing students.

“When we first entered the program there was a hiring freeze for RNs and it was a huge topic for all of us but they said hopefully when you graduate there will jobs and now there are, so that’s awesome,” said Joelle deGroot, a MacEwan University nursing student…

Choosen excerpts by JMM from

via AHS set to hire hundreds of new nursing graduates | CTV Edmonton News.

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