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Student fund leaves more questions than answers

Kevin Crimmons Associate professor and faculty lead for academic workload model implementation, Birmingham City University

Significant investment is being made into the newly qualified nurse pipeline, but how will the money be spent?

I welcome health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that an additional 5,000 places on undergraduate nursing programmes will be created this year, alongside a trebling of the number of nursing associate training places. The nursing associate places link to an apprenticeship pathway to registered nurse status, which, according to Mr Hunt, ensures there is a route ‘for healthcare assistants and groups such as porters into nursing’.

Nursing Management. 24, 7, 18-18. doi: 10.7748/nm.24.7.18.s19

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