Nursing Student Finance: The true costs of becoming a nurse
RCN Scotland is calling for Scottish government to boost the financial package for nursing students and establish a regular review of the level of support to make sure it rises in line with the cost of living.
The headline results from the survey include:
- 99% of respondents said their finances cause them some level of concern
- 74% said this was having a high or very high impact on their mental health, and 48% on their physical health
- 58% said this was having a high or very high impact on their academic performance
- 90% of respondents are working 11 or more hours a week to supplement their income on top of studies and clinical placements
Page last updated - 28/06/2023