Should I work as a support worker while doing my nursing degree?
Many nursing students need to work while studying to cover living costs – but how can you avoid burnout and ensure it doesn’t detract from your studies?
Nursing students working while they are studying is less a question of want and more of need, says RCN professional lead for nursing students Rachel Wood.
‘It’s a financial necessity to find some kind of income,’ she says. ‘Unless a student is fortunate to have private means then the funding they can access is insufficient for them to live.
Why students work, and the funding they are entitled to around the UK
‘In England, they’re entitled to a cost-of-living loan, but it’s not enough to pay rent and meet