Covid driving record numbers in England to become nurses
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Covid driving record numbers in England to become nurses

Figures from Ucas show more than 56,000 people signed up to nursing courses since early 2020

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The Covid pandemic has inspired record numbers of people to become nurses, with more than 56,000 signing up to nursing courses or apprenticeships in England since the outbreak in early 2020, according to a report.

Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) show that more 18-year-old school leavers are applying for and accepting places to study nursing than before the pandemic, with applications up by 38% since 2019, while applications from those over the age of 21 have also risen by more than a third.

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