Ask a student nurse
Many student nurses are unaware they are entitled to DSA, meaning they miss out on valuable emotional, practical and financial support
This month, I have been mostly selling my shoes. And jackets, jeans, some speakers that came with my car…. Anything really, to be able to afford to get to placement.
Living on a student budget
Student nurses who are also mothers are dropping out of their degrees due to the “very patchy” support given by universities to help them deal with the realities of the course and placements, according to new research.
Students at the University of Manchester are to launch a campaign calling for improved funding for undergraduate nurses and midwives, after a survey found 91% reported their mental health or academic work had suffered as a result of financial concerns.
Sometimes you see a headline and know an article is going to attract a lot of attention. That’s how I felt when a member of our news team filed a story from the Unison conference: ‘Student nurses should be paid “living wage” while on placement, says union’.
New student nurses: How do I cope financially?
There are foolproof ways to collect cash at school through watching your spending on food, textbooks, alcohol and credit cards.
“Housework is not exercise,” reports the Mirror today. It goes on to say that cleaning is “not intense enough” and that those who disagreed “were often fat”.
Your mental health
If getting through your course feels like a struggle to survive, there are people who can help
As a student nurse with limited funds I regularly undertake agency shifts at my local hospital to gain some extra money and keep myself immersed in hospital life.