Eligible students on approved pre-registration nursing courses may be able to get funding support from the NHS.
I began the Access to Nursing course shortly after my baby was born and was supported with a childcare allowance. Then I gained my adult nursing diploma, supported by a bursary that meant I qualified debt-free.
For eligible students, this support normally includes full payment of tuition fees.
NHS student bursaries may also be available to help with living expenses.
I chose to study for a learning disability nursing diploma at Kingston University, supported by a bursary and holiday temping jobs.
It wasn’t the financial support that made me decide to train as a nurse – it was the chance to gain a lifelong career.