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Nursing Student Finances

Hi!

I’m looking at doing Adult Nursing this year, I’m currently on 18K a year and wondering if I would be able to afford the drop in income and go to University.

Would anyone be able to assist me in what they’re receiving as a mature student, with no financial dependants by any chance?

I’m getting really confused with the maintenance loan and wether I would get the NHS bursary of 5K and then there’s like an additional 1K you might get etc etc, so I’m really struggling to understand what to financially expect!

Please and thank you!!
Reply 1
You get the bursary if you get student loan.
Further info on the bursary here: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf
Reply 2
Original post by Emily_B
You get the bursary if you get student loan.
Further info on the bursary here: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf


Thank you!

I’m more concerned about if for example I get the full maintenance loan of say, 11K, am I still then entitled to the whole 5K NHS LSF bursary too? I read somewhere it might be a reduced maintenance loan that I’m offered but I was entirely sure if this is true or not!
Original post by Pixamy
Thank you!
I’m more concerned about if for example I get the full maintenance loan of say, 11K, am I still then entitled to the whole 5K NHS LSF bursary too? I read somewhere it might be a reduced maintenance loan that I’m offered but I was entirely sure if this is true or not!

even if you get the full maintenance loan you’re still entitled to the nhs bursary yeah ! coming from someone with both :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by okayykayy
even if you get the full maintenance loan you’re still entitled to the nhs bursary yeah ! coming from someone with both :smile:


Thank you so much! This information really helps 🥰🥰
Original post by Pixamy
Thank you!
I’m more concerned about if for example I get the full maintenance loan of say, 11K, am I still then entitled to the whole 5K NHS LSF bursary too? I read somewhere it might be a reduced maintenance loan that I’m offered but I was entirely sure if this is true or not!

A lot depends on your current situation. I was earning about 15k a year maybe, single person no dependants and get full maintenance which is currently about 12k then i get the 5k nhs bursery as well. Then depending on your circumstances you may get extra, but i know adult nursing you dont, but you may get it for something else
I get just over 18k a year with maintenance loan, bursery then im doing mental health nursing so an extra 1k bursery
Reply 6
Original post by PonchoKid
A lot depends on your current situation. I was earning about 15k a year maybe, single person no dependants and get full maintenance which is currently about 12k then i get the 5k nhs bursery as well. Then depending on your circumstances you may get extra, but i know adult nursing you dont, but you may get it for something else
I get just over 18k a year with maintenance loan, bursery then im doing mental health nursing so an extra 1k bursery


Thank you! This is so reassuring! I think I would be able to afford to go eeee I’m so excited!!
Original post by Pixamy
Thank you! This is so reassuring! I think I would be able to afford to go eeee I’m so excited!!


Where do you normally reside and where do you plan to study your course - the funding for nursing varies by country and funding body (England, Wales, Scotland, NI)?
Reply 8
Original post by normaw
Where do you normally reside and where do you plan to study your course - the funding for nursing varies by country and funding body (England, Wales, Scotland, NI)?


I reside in England and will be studying in England, it will be outside of London. I’m thinking Keele university which is near where I live :smile:
Original post by Pixamy
I reside in England and will be studying in England, it will be outside of London. I’m thinking Keele university which is near where I live :smile:


In that case, as others have said, you would be able to apply for undergraduate funding for your course (both the tuition fee and maintenance loans) and then apply for the £5k training grant from the NHS LSF. You won't be eligible for the additional specialist subject payment of £1k for Adult Nursing. That applies to Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Radiography (Diagnostic and Therapeutic), Prosthetics, Orthotics, Orthoptics and Podiatry.

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