What a crying shame!
I think if a nurse is doing her job safely and professionally it shouldn't matter what size she or he is! People come in all shapes and sizes and I've personally found the ones that were slighter larger were more approachable and jolly which is exactly what this profession needs sometimes:a sense of humour! And while I am 3 stones heavier than I should be it doesn't affect my work ethics or efforts. Although I would happily take some vouchers for slimming world or a local gym if it was offered. Rising costs of living plus this impending NMC rise means a tight squeeze all around on one's pay packet let alone food bill.
I really resent the thought of having to work a twelve hour shift just to pay my fees when due to childcare costs I'm only able to work one twelve one shift a week anyway! I've never come so close to letting my pin lapsed before. But I don't know what I'd be or do if I wasn't a nurse. So unfortunately I will just have to pay up if I want to practice no matter how little I am able to work at the moment or not. Surely there's a better way
I agree with tinkerbell. Although I can sympathise with degree students as i couldn't even start any of the entry nursing topics like biology and anatomy until I had passed college level maths first.
Really glad you persisted in clearing your names. Well done.