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Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost is to the public purse of training a nurse. (79666)

The latest year for which figures are available show that in 2004-05 the national average cost of tuition to train a nurse over the three years of their course was £19,740. Diploma students would also be entitled to a non-means tested bursary, which in 2004-05 averaged £6,547 per annum.