Memorial University will be providing non-unionized supervision to Nursing 4516 students to allow them to resume their courses starting Monday.
There were concerns among some nursing students that a prolonged strike might prevent them from graduating and getting positions in the health care system.
69 nurses—due to graduate this spring—need the clinical placement to complete their program and begin work with local health authorities.
All clinicals were paused when MUNFA went on strike on January 30.
Interim provost and Vice-President academic with Memorial University, Dr. Neil Bose says they had been constantly monitoring the potential impact of pausing the clinical placement, and as the strike nears the end of a full week, they determined that they will provide supervision to affected students to ensure there is no further risk of a delay in providing nursing resources to the province’s health care system.
Memorial University’s release on the matter is available online.