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Nurses (Training Costs)

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 22 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the cost of training a nurse to the following levels: (a) registered general nurse and (b) enrolled nurse.

Cost estimates on 1981–82 figures are as follows:

Training allowances and associated costs*Training costs†
Registered General Nurse12,9002,100
Enrolled Nurse8,3001,400


* Total costs during the training period, which includes service time as well as time spent receiving theoretical or practical instruction.

†Costs of tutorial and supporting administrative staff employed on nurses training; excluding local overhead costs of accommodation and services.