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Personal finance guide for nursing students offers tips for how to make money go further

RCN Money Guide for Students shares tricks for canny money management

RCN Money Guide for Students shares tricks for canny money management


The guide offers advice on benefits, banking and how to manage your budget. Picture: iStock

New nursing students can share cars to commute, buy secondhand books rather than new, and shop for discounts, a money guide advises.

The RCN's new Money Guide for Students has information about sources of funding and benefits for UK nursing students, as well as tips from former students. These include having a good relationship with the bank, getting a rail card and claiming fuel reimbursement.

It also advises students to shop affordably at local discount stores, using local markets and taking a packed lunch to lectures and placements.  

Doing a nursing degree can be financially challenging

RCN senior welfare adviser Claire Cannings says the demands of a nursing degree can pose financial challenges for many.

‘The placement element means there is less time for part-time work and the long shifts mean childcare and travel are often more expensive,’ she said.

‘Fluency with finances can pay dividends.’


Further information

RCN Money Guide for Students (accessible for RCN student members)


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