At the time of crisis, where there are shortages of nurses, nursing students have been called for the duty, a noble cause, and also witnessed that without adequate protection.
Nursing students are always at forefront in services, giving care in supervision of senior nurses is all welcome step
We have seen masters nursing students and final year of students to be posted in Covid areas too and many official notification came from the Universities
And at the same time, students should be compensated for their work and should be paid. Not even a single media, nor a professional body to my knowledge has not put this demand for the welfare of student nurses.
It is the time to think of student welfare, and to think of stipend issues too for students post covid.
Many private colleges collect fees and ask students work in their hospital but inadequate compensation or no compensation being given to student nurses.
All professional organizations and government should come together and help for the stipend of students in private as well as government colleges. It will motivate the students and also fulfill the basic needs of buying equipment like a stethoscope, portable pulse oximeter, etc!!
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Nursing Officer, M.Sc Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing from Symbiosis International University, Pune, India & B.Sc Nursing from Nizams institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India. Own Youtube channel WorldExplorerIndia. Topics of Intrest are Patient Safety, Burnout, Sepsis Prevention