Can you advise this student nurse?
“I started my course in September last year and am totally loving being on placement, meeting patients, learning new skills – all the practical stuff that comes with being a nurse. But I just find the lectures so tough.
“I work hard and actually get good grades, but with three children at home it’s sometimes hard to find the time to give my essays and revision the attention they need!
“This morning I noticed on Nursing Times that Norman Lamb is talking about bringing back state enrolled nurses (or whatever they’re going to be called!) and think that might be the answer to my prayers!
“I know it’s not definitely going to happen but I’m considering dropping out, waiting until my youngest is in school and then going down this learning-on-the-job route.
“But how likely is it to happen? I know it’s been talked about by a few politicians but do nurses and student nurses actually see it happening? And am I being naïve in thinking this will be nurse training without the essays?”
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