UManitoba nursing faculty concerned that low salaries will affect nursing instructor recruitment

November 11, 2021
Academics from the University of Manitoba Faculty Association have raised concerns over how low wages and overwork affect those teaching future nurses. “Nursing instructors and assistant professors make less [than] the nurses that we graduate,” said UManitoba nursing instructor Katie de Leon. “The faculty that are on the line right now are not here just for their salary. They’re here because they’re thinking long term: how do we recruit talented faculty if we can’t pay them more than the graduates that they’re teaching?” The Winnipeg Free Press says that staffing issues are expected to worsen since the Government of Manitoba has mandated a nursing program expansion, and reports that the strike may also delay this spring’s nursing student graduations. CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (MB)