Nursing applicants have fallen by a third since the bursary ended

  • February 6th, 2018
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Recent figures have shown the number of people applying to train as a nurse in England has fallen by an extra 13%, meaning the total number of applicants over two years fell by a third. The decrease in number of applicants choosing to study nursing, is believed to be due to the government opting to […]

Nursing university applications drop by 23%

  • February 8th, 2017
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Figures show English students applying to nursing and midwifery courses at British universities have fallen by 23% since the scrap of NHS bursaries. While the drop was largest among applicants in England, there was also an 11% fall in those from Wales, 7% from Scotland and 4% from Northern Ireland. Ministers previously said replacing bursaries […]

Government confirms bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017

  • July 22nd, 2016
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The Department of Health has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives in 2017. The report states student nurses and midwives will have to take out means-tested loans from the student loans company, instead of having their course fees paid by Health Education England and receiving a bursary. This is despite many […]

Should bursaries be scrapped for student nurses and midwives?

  • June 7th, 2016
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On 4th June 2016, hundreds of nurses and midwives marched through London in protest, calling for a rethink of government plans to scrap maintenance bursaries for students in England. Bursaries are a means-tested allowance paid to those healthcare students who qualify, to help with living expenses during their training. The plans to replace maintenance bursaries […]