Debt 'worsens' for student nurses


Debt 'worsens' for student nurses
Student nurses' finances have worsened considerably in recent years, according to one source today.

Unison has stated that as many as two-thirds of student nurses have had to aid their income by taking on part-time work.

The head of nursing for Unison, Gail Adams, has noted that with an expected starting salary of £20,000 it could take nurses a long time "to clear these crushing debts".

She added: "It cannot be right that 38 per cent of students work more than 53 hours a week and yet debt is still rising."

Ms Adams remarked that the bursary received by student nurses only equates to £3.14 an hour for those studying outside of London.

Figures from the union have revealed that the number of nurses in debt in excess of £20,000 has doubled over the past 12 months.

Unison has 1.3 million members and is Britain's largest union.

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