To: Uk government
Pay student nurses for placements
Parliament needs to come up with a viable solution to ensure student nurses are receiving all the support they require, especially fair pay for time given to placements.
Why is this important?
Nurses are vital in the huge undertaking that is healthcare, and we must make sure they are trained and recruited properly. Being a student is hard in many aspects, notably financially. Student nurses are unable to work over summer as they undertake placements during this period in order to become fully qualified practioners.
We are already short of nurses, its why the government must consider easing the financial burden on student nurses. This will drastically improve the quality of our healthcare system and incentivise more students to continue their studies. It is also fair and the moral thing to do.