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Nurses warn 'safe staffing at risk' under loans plan


I can see both sides of the argument. But I can't help but think for me personally, the loan system will be better, for two reasons. The government states that axing the bursary will leave more available spaces in university, as at the moment the bursary limits those spaces. For a HCA who's had 12 years experience working in hospitals, social homes, and mental health not to mention years of night school just so I can get the necessary qualifications to help me get into university ie doing the gcse and access course, which I worked hard for to get merits and distinctions. Despite all this, it still has not landed me place in university after 3 attempts. Apparently the competition was really high and I just didn't cut it this time round. Their only set limited places, meaning thier being pressured into picking wisely. The bursary is not enough for me and my partner to live by,having a house, and other necessary outgoings. I could work doing bank shifts, but as many of student nurses that I work with tell me, during the second and third year it would be very difficult to work, as the assignments and placements increase. I can't Risk that. So maybe for me the loan system will be better. I want nothing more than to be a nurse, I can't imagine myself doing anything else. If it means I end up in debt at the end, than at least I'm in a career that I love, and know it'll be worth it.

Posted date

30 April, 2016

Posted time

9:37 am