As a student nurse I can say I am optimistic about this new role. All the academic and still practicing staff I've spoken with seem to think they'll be put on a register like band 5s. I think the issue is we are all eager to find out their scope and what the band 5's NEW scope will be. Yes, it's cheaper nursing, pretty logical with all this austerity. I don't see an issue. Only time will tell...
It's completely possible. Lots of my my cohort have young children 🙂 remember a 36 hour week on placement can only be 3 long days - so 4 off.
I downloaded the bnf for free the other day to read up on meds - how useful!