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    Hello.

    I started my Mental Health Nursing degree in 2015 - completed the first year, then took a year off to have a baby (great timing!)

    I returned in 2017, but after two months was told that the NHS bursary would not cover my childcare costs due to my husbands earnings. With no other childcare available to me, I had to step off the course.

    I've been working as a HCA since 2015 for our local trust and whilst I really enjoy working within Mental Health, I had considered trying to transfer from MHN to Adult Nursing. This would mean studying a bit closer to home.

    I've contacted the university, and they've said that this could be possible by transferring some of my completed credits - however, I would have to start at Year 1 again (which is fine) and I'd be liable 'fees'. The student loan might not necessarily cover these.

    So, my question is - has anyone done anything similar to this? When they say 'fees', what do they mean? Will I have to pay for the modules myself!?

    Cheers,

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    (Original post by ReggieMental7)
    Hello.

    I started my Mental Health Nursing degree in 2015 - completed the first year, then took a year off to have a baby (great timing!)

    I returned in 2017, but after two months was told that the NHS bursary would not cover my childcare costs due to my husbands earnings. With no other childcare available to me, I had to step off the course.

    I've been working as a HCA since 2015 for our local trust and whilst I really enjoy working within Mental Health, I had considered trying to transfer from MHN to Adult Nursing. This would mean studying a bit closer to home.

    I've contacted the university, and they've said that this could be possible by transferring some of my completed credits - however, I would have to start at Year 1 again (which is fine) and I'd be liable 'fees'. The student loan might not necessarily cover these.

    So, my question is - has anyone done anything similar to this? When they say 'fees', what do they mean? Will I have to pay for the modules myself!?

    Cheers,

    The best way to work out the fees is to contact your student finance provider and ask them to work it out for you. They will take into account all of your previous study and decide whether they can give you a loan for the entirety of your degree or not. Depending where in the UK you are studying, you only get so many years of funding and then you would need to self-fund. It can be complicated if you have a couple of incomplete years so would be better to contact them directly.
 
 
 
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