Comment on: Student bursary consultation launched by unions
I absolutely agree with Mike(8/04)- Nursing is an essential service and the training should be properly funded -by the Government. As I understand it nurses are paid less than teachers and other equivalent professions (certainly on a basic grade), but have a huge amount of responsibility, in that lives are in their hands very often, with very little support or thanks and hammered into the ground if they make a mistake.
Nursing used to be considered to be a vocation. Students were trained at the expense of government and paid a small amount and given subsidised accommodation while they trained. Yes the world has moved on from that time,but with all the different initiatives brought in and changes made to nurse training one has to question whether those qualifying today are a better standard of nurse