This is part of the first ever national workforce plan for the NHS, which aims to recruit and retain more nurses to prevent staffing levels dropping dangerously low.
This could result in 2017 seeing the largest number of qualified nurses ever produced, according to HEE.
What do you think?
- How far will this go to solving the staffing crisis?
- Will universities, placement and mentors be able to adapt to increasing numbers of student nurses?
- Should more be done to persuade former nurses to return to the profession?
- Why are nurse numbers dropping?