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Quarter of NHS nurses and HCAs prepared to ‘pay for own training’


Nurses have always sacrificed not just their financial situation but also their time as well as personal commitments to ensure the care provided is the best as they could possibly give. I recently completed a 2 year study which cost £3000. This was part funded by the Nightingale Council and part funded by myself. The course required me to work at least 20 hours a week (to which I was already employed full time ) I had to study at home which was very stressfull as I had a young family and had no study days at work. I am left feeling I have sacrificed and missed out on 2 years of my family. All this to try and develop my career. I applied for a job recently to be told the job wasn't available because of restructuring within the NHS. The campaign is all well and good but will it be adhered to. Study days are meant to be given to staff for training at the moment and this certainly hasn't happened during my employment.

Posted date

28 January, 2009

Posted time

11:24 pm