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Studying to Become a Nurse In the UK

With the rise in the ageing population, complications of Brexit and lack of healthcare staff, more people are encouraged to take up nursing and fill the gaps in the UK healthcare sector. Nursing is, however, a very demanding choice of study path, and requires that a candidate not only shows academic excellence during application but the right attitude and personality to undertake a very challenging role. A nursing student must have superior numeracy, literacy and communication skills to be able to work in a dynamic and demanding work environment. And with this, nursing students can train in either adult, children’s, learning […]

Scrapping Nurses’ Bursaries: A Potential Recruitment Crisis

Last month’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review saw Chancellor George Osborne announce that the government was scrapping nurse training bursaries – a move that was met with widespread criticism from the nursing community. A survey by Unison found that nine in ten nurses wouldn’t have chosen to enter the profession without access to the bursaries. What does this mean for those seeking nursing and hospital jobs? Anyone now hoping to train as a nurse in order to find nursing and hospital jobs will need to take out up to three loans – one for their tuition fees, one for their living costs, and a third to pay […]