GP staff shortages could ‘worsen’ under plan to pay nurses’ debt

A Victorian program to pay off nursing students' fees could make it harder for GPs to find practice nurses: peak body
Australian Associated Press

Free university degrees for student nurses could exacerbate nationwide staff shortages in general practice, aged care and private hospitals as well as pit states against each other, peak bodies warn.

The Victorian Government has pledged to pay off the student debts of more than 10,000 nursing and midwifery graduates.