Despite a large increase in the number of central nursing education, 14 out of 37 educational places have empty study places in the subject, a survey from Khrono shows.
Most empty study places are in Hammerfest, where 24 of 70 – 34 percent – planned places are unused, Khrono writes.
Close behind follows Namsos and Narvik with 21 and 14 vacancies respectively.
After the government introduced new admission requirements for the study this spring, the number of applicants fell by 18.7 percent. Large and central campuses have nevertheless managed to fill up their places.
Statistics Norway (Statistics Norway) released earlier this year figures showing that Norway will lack 28,000 nurses in the year 2035. One in five will also end up in the nursing profession during the first ten years of their working life, according to Statistics Norway.
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