Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve always wanted to be a nurse and never even considered doing anything else. I’m finally going to start my training next week and am unbelievably excited.
“But I can’t shake this feeling that I’m going into a limited career…
“I keep hearing that even though trusts are desperate for nurses, the government won’t fund any more. Am I lining myself up for unemployment? Plus all this news about pay freezes is worrying me – I swear I’m not becoming a nurse for money but am I going to have enough money to live on?
“I’m really just looking for reassurance! Is it worth deferring my place at uni and looking at other options before I commit?”
- Holly, Manchester
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