Record numbers placed onto nursing courses

Nurses going over notes

Data released by UCAS shows that a record number of applicants have received confirmed places onto undergraduate nursing courses across the UK.

This increase follows the publication of figures earlier this year which showed a significant rise in the number of applications received to study nursing.

A briefing paper produced by the Council of Deans of Health analyses the data published by UCAS and shows that universities in England have placed 5,000 more nursing applicants than in 2019, an increase of 23 per cent. This also includes a rise in the numbers placed from male applicants, mature students, and members of the BAME community.

The Council of Deans of Health's briefing paper is available to view and download.

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