Applications to study nursing at a UK university have reached record highs following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Statistics released by UCAS have revealed that students applying for nursing courses rose by 32%, (60,130 total applications) by the 29th January deadline. The UK government has committed to adding 50,000 more nurses to the NHS workforce by 2025 and last year introduced bursaries of at least £5,000 per year for nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional students.

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, said: “This surge in interest from people – of all ages – wanting to study nursing is incredible, and is great news for the public and the health service.

“During Covid-19, the level of interest in working for the NHS has trumped lots of other careers options, and that speaks volumes about how people recognise our profession, particularly following our most challenging year.”

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