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Number of Nurses currently in training (FOI)

Number of Nurses currently in training (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many Government employed Nurses (all areas of Nursing) are there currently in training? Or studying for a postgraduate qualification?


How many are paid? What is the rate of pay?


Are any unpaid?


Who funds the cost of their degree course?


Who funds the cost of a postgraduate course? 


Please supply the numbers of both if this is the department /area they work in. 


i. How many are funded by the current student finance scheme according to the current eligibility criteria.

ii. Do any receive funding via the student finance scheme and a department.

If so, how many?

iii. They apply for a Jersey Bursary



There are 32 pre-registration nursing students. They are full-time University students.

There are 43 post registration students (that are nurses) studying Degree and Masters level qualifications.


Post registration students are paid as qualified nurses according to their position and grade of their substantive post.


Pre-registration students are not paid employees, as they are full-time University students. 


Adult and Mental Health pre-registration students are fully funded by the Government in accordance with Government of Jersey Policy. 

Child and Learning Disability student nurses are fee-paying students. They are classed as home students for University fee purposes.


All post registration nursing students are entitled to seek support towards the cost of relevant post registration qualifications. This is currently an 80 / 20 split (80% HCS funded / 20% paid by the student).


The funding arrangements for nurses undergoing training are described above.

Customer and Local Services (CLS) records show that 21 students at Jersey General Hospital studying Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Midwifery are in receipt of a maintenance grant for living costs through student finance. Maintenance grants are means-tested and funded by the Government of Jersey.

Neither HCS nor CLS hold information relating to individuals in training who are in receipt of a bursary. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Article applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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