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RCN Scotland comment on UCAS nursing application figures

6 Feb 2019

Commenting on UCAS figures which show an increase in the number of individuals applying to study nursing in Scotland, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland Director, Theresa Fyffe, said:

“It’s really good to see an increase in the number of people considering nursing as a career. Scotland desperately needs more nurses if every patient is to receive safe and effective care now and in the years to come. 

“Nursing can be the most rewarding career; but if students are to get the most from their studies, there must be the right level of supervision and support. As Scotland moves to train more nurses, there must be adequate resourcing to build capacity in areas like mentoring.

“Attracting people to a career in nursing is one part of the jigsaw. Ensuring that Scotland’s future nurses have the clinical skills required, as well as the resilience to work in the hugely demanding modern nursing roles, will help to make sure that people who choose nursing stay in the profession.”

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