Can you advise this student nurse?
“I was going to start my training in September this year but when I heard that it was my last chance to train with a bursary I bit the bullet, left my job and started training in September 2016.
“Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m lucky to have the bursary but with two children at home and my partner not on a great wage, it’s still not easy to make ends meet.
“Now I’ve seen that it’s going to be possible to become a nurse basically by training on the job as a nursing associate ort apprentice. I get that it’s probably ‘better’ to have a degree in terms of career development etc, but this just seems a more financially viable route into nursing. Am I missing something?
“I’m enjoying my course but I’m seriously considering leaving and re-training as a nursing associate instead. Can anyone advice about the pros and cons of doing this?”
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