Demand for UK nursing degrees rises by a third in pandemic


Nursing leaders say increase still insufficient to fill tens of thousands of NHS vacancies

The Covid pandemic has inspired a new generation of students to become nurses, with a third more applying to study the subject at university than last year, though professional leaders say the rise only brings numbers back to the level of five years ago.

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Figures show that applications to enrol in nursing degrees have reached more than 60,000, a rebound after years of decline following the removal of government support for tuition fees and living costs.

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