RCN calls for halt to ‘risky’ student funding plans

The College is concerned about the impact of government proposals on the future education and supply of nurses.

Following the removal of funding for student nurse university training places, including the bursary, the Government has launched its consultation.

As part of the proposals, bursaries would be replaced with maintenance loans and trainee nurses would pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year.

The RCN believes the proposals are high risk and should be halted immediately, until a suitable model of funding, based on sufficient evidence, is agreed upon.

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