Nurse training as a mature student: what I wish I had known
Top tips on starting out in your nursing studies, including finances, placements, assignments and how to maintain work-life balance during your course
Starting a nursing degree can be a daunting prospect for anyone. If you are also a mature student with various life commitments, it can be scary and overwhelming.
When I started my nursing degree in September 2019, I was 46 years old, had a five-year-old child and had been out of education for a while. I felt nervous about going back into the classroom and embarking on a degree course that involved much more than just lectures.
A guide to thriving and surviving as a mature nursing student
With three challenging years ahead, I was desperate to