Can you advise this student nurse?
“I stumbled across Nursing Times when researching the possibility of going into nursing as a “mature” student and would love to use this section to get the opinions of nurses and current students – particularly after the spending review.
“I’m 33 currently working as a PA and have a two year old son. I’ve recently started to consider that now might be a good time to finally go into nursing but as soon as I started reading about it the announcement came that bursaries are going to be ending.
“I realise that I’ll be able to get a loan instead so it will still be possible. However, longer term I’m going to be left with more debt than current student nurses - but is it any more than students on other degrees? I do really want to be a nurse but I’m suddenly terrified.
“I know most of the readers of this will either be training or have qualified so I just want to get your opinion on whether you think it’s still worth me doing? I’m hoping you’ll all say ’yes’ but I just want to know the reality of nurse training and if it is still financially viable.”
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