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Make a difference – train to be a nurse at UEA

Nursing students - Pete Huggins _Camera Techniques Ltd

Nursing is a profession where you can make a difference to people’s lives at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. If you’ve considered a career in adult nursing, the University of East Anglia (UEA) still has places available for its January 2017 intake, the last opportunity to receive full funding through an NHS bursary.

“Many people who are thinking about entering the profession might be unaware that funding is still available, so we’d encourage them to apply now to take advantage of the bursary,” said Rosalynd Jowett, Prof in Nursing Sciences at UEA.

Emily Bowdren, a third-year mature student nurse, is glad she made the decision to take an adult nursing degree. “I’d been working as a healthcare assistant, so qualifying as a nurse was the next step for me, as the profession offers so many opportunities,” she said. “It genuinely feels a real privilege to work as a nurse. I love being part of a team and what I do every single day is so rewarding. We’re there caring for people when they’re experiencing the most awful time, which means we can make a real difference.

“As a working mother, the bursary was very important financially, so I’d recommend that anyone who’s considering a nursing career takes up the opportunity now.”

Applications are through UCAS and interviews will take place during the first two weeks in January. Full course details and entry requirements are available on UEA’s website or call 01603 591515 for more information.