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    Anyone concerned with how they will cope with the course financially now the nursing bursaries have been cut?

    On the other hand, do you think there will be less competition for uni places now as some can't afford to study nursing?
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    (Original post by Smile88egc)
    Anyone concerned with how they will cope with the course financially now the nursing bursaries have been cut?

    On the other hand, do you think there will be less competition for uni places now as some can't afford to study nursing?
    To be honest, I'm so unclear about how funding works now with Nursing. I was under the assumption that instead of receiving NHS bursaries etc, you just go through student finance, but that's it's actually a benefit rather than a loss? Like every website I have visited says that the loans for living costs would be higher now than on an NHS bursary?
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    Hey😀

    Branch: BSc Adult Nursing
    Level: Undergraduate
    Uni: Kings College London (2017 place confirmed)
    Experience: I'm currently a support worker in a residential care home. I help care for elderly people, many of which have dementia.

    However before I applied and was given an unconditional offer from KCL I didn't have any experience within the care industry.


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    (Original post by lyseden)
    , but that's it's actually a benefit rather than a loss? Like every website I have visited says that the loans for living costs would be higher now than on an NHS bursary?
    Well in the short term yeah you have more cash in hand to spend but the point is the loan is repayable and the bursary wasn't. You'll likely be paying off that student loan for the next 20 years after graduation, but a nurses salary isn't going up to reflect that change.
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    Hi future nurses,
    Hope you are all well.

    Branch: child
    Level: undergraduate
    Uni(s) applying to: bournemouth,anglia ruskin,bcu,uwl,bucks new
    Previous experience: primary schools,nursery,babysitting,mdt team,future hospital volunteer,support worker for people with learning disabilities,youth work

    I am so excited to apply for uni (2nd time). Has anyone sent their application? How are your applications coming along? X
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    Hi my name is John and i am 31 from County Durham

    Branch: Adult
    Level: undergraduate
    Uni(s) applying to: Northumbria, Teesside, Leeds Beckett, York, and University of Manchester.
    Previous experience: I have worked in various residential and nursing care settings for 15 years. Including EMI, elderly frail, Palliative, and rehabilitation care. Currently a senior care worker in a residential, and Emi care home.
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    Branch: Learning Disability
    Level: Undergraduate
    Unis applying to: Coventry, Chester, Bristol (UWE), Northampton and University of South Wales.
    Experience: Only experience related directly to nursing is a day of shadowing a Specialist Nurse Practitioner who works for a LD team. I've volunteered for a well over a year at a Special Education Unit and at a youth club for young people with learning/physical disabilities... I am quite worried this experience won't be enough.

    Good luck to everyone
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    Hello I just wanted to ask can you get into nursing with fine art sociology , English language a level and btec health and socialcare ? With experience

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    (Original post by eda-bsm)
    Hello I just wanted to ask can you get into nursing with fine art sociology , English language a level and btec health and socialcare ? With experience

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    Hi eda-bsm

    It really depends on what type of nursing you're interested in, what types of qualifications you've gained (I'm assuming they're A levels) and the grades you have in each subject. Any GCSEs or level 2 qualifications will usually be taken into account as well.

    If you'd like some advice about whether your qualifications will be considered for our nursing degrees, send us a private message and we'll look into this for you.

    I hope this helps.

    Best wishes

    Natalie
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    (Original post by eda-bsm)
    Hello I just wanted to ask can you get into nursing with fine art sociology , English language a level and btec health and socialcare ? With experience

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    You probably would be able to get into nursing. I've been given an unconditional offer for maths, business and health and social care. At the time I also didn't have any experience.


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    (Original post by eda-bsm)
    Hello I just wanted to ask can you get into nursing with fine art sociology , English language a level and btec health and socialcare ? With experience

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    I had a levels in History, Media Studies and Drama, a degree in primary education and some personal and professional care experience and I've received an unconditional offer from Edge Hill!
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    Hi!

    Branch: adult nursing
    Level: undergraduate
    Uni(s) applying to: Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, York, Cardiff; Leeds
    Previous experience: Nothing clinical as of yet but I have had some experience of volunteering in a nursery in the past and I am now a volunteer in a care home which specifies in caring for dementia. Other than that it's been very difficult to get placements in a hospital or NHS trust and that is the main reason I'm applying for nursing instead of midwifery! I'm worried that I wouldn't get it!
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    Hey everyone! Just sent my application off so I can join the party
    Branch - Adult
    Level - Undergrad
    Unis - Brighton, Cantebury Christ Church, Surrey, Plymouth and Oxford Brooke's
    Experience - Nothing clinical until February half term when I have a week down a hospital. 😁
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    Now that nursing bursaries have been cut to increase the number of uni places, do you think that it will be less competative for places this year?
    Had anyone you know been put off applying by the fact you will have to pay tuition fees now as soon as you graduate?
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    (Original post by Smile88egc)
    Now that nursing bursaries have been cut to increase the number of uni places, do you think that it will be less competative for places this year?
    Had anyone you know been put off applying by the fact you will have to pay tuition fees now as soon as you graduate?
    I think it's better that they don't have nhs bursary anymore,as technically we are entitled to more money to help us during our studies. I do understand that most of this will need to be paid back though.

    Does anyone know how many more places unis can offer on nursing courses?
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    (Original post by futurechildnurse)
    I think it's better that they don't have nhs bursary anymore,as technically we are entitled to more money to help us during our studies. I do understand that most of this will need to be paid back though.

    Does anyone know how many more places unis can offer on nursing courses?
    You'll have to pay it all back. I suspect there will be very few extra places on courses because the practicality of arranging placements with mentors is at bursting point (certainly in London) with the number of students who are currently being trained, without adding an extra x number into the mix.
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    (Original post by lilibet01)
    You'll have to pay it all back. I suspect there will be very few extra places on courses because the practicality of arranging placements with mentors is at bursting point (certainly in London) with the number of students who are currently being trained, without adding an extra x number into the mix.
    You do unless,you get a scholarship. How many more places do you think they will offer?
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    Doe this mean if I apply for adult nursing I won't be able to get NHS Bursary and it will be same as applying for any other course that's there ?
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    If you start your course during Sept 16,Jan 17 and march 17,then you can still have the bursary. If not,then we will be just like any other course,come Sept 17. X
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    I agree about the pressure on places, I can't see space for many more nursing students here in the South west either.
    I think the 'extra places' that the conservatives promised was just an excuse to take away the bursaries and make nurses pay their own tuition. I bet a nurses salary will not go up either despite this increased student debt. It's esentially a pay cut for nurses!
 
 
 
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