HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc353-4W
Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average value of the nursing student bursary is in terms of pounds per hour. [81684]

Mr. Hutton

Professional registration as a nurse is achieved following successful completion of a course of higher education at either diploma of higher education or degree level. The status of trainees during their course is that of full-time students, not employees and as such they are not contracted for a specific number of hours. Overall, students are required to complete a minimum of 4.600 curricular hours, usually over a period of three

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