Dal nursing students in pediatric, perinatal care moved to long-term care placements

Nursing students from Dalhousie University who have been specializing in pediatric and perinatal care are expressing frustration after being told to complete placements in long-term care homes in order to help alleviate the health care shortage, reports CBC. Students were reportedly not given an option to complete their placements in pediatric or perinatal settings due to concerns around COVID-19. Students told CBC that they are missing curriculum during the placements, experiencing stress associated with the changes, and are worried about the institution setting a precedent of changing programs without consulting students. Students are calling for flexibility in their assignment and exam deadlines, as well as opportunities to complete their original placements in a simulated setting. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.