The Department of Health has set a 2.5% rise for the student nurse bursary in England from 2008-09.
The increase, revealed by the Department of Health, this month, means that, from September, new students applying for an income-assessed grant to study a degree in England will receive around £67 on top of the current £2,672 basic award. Those in London will get an increase of around £80 to the current £3,225 award.
New diploma students will see a rise of £159 on a non-income assessed bursary, which is currently £6,372 for a basic award. This equates to around £168 on top of the current basic award £7,443 for those studying in London.
A 2.5% increase has also been set for student nurses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.