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If you fancy becoming a nurse at the James Paget hospital then sign up to this scholarship

PUBLISHED: 17:22 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:22 08 January 2018

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

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The hospital that serves the population of Great Yarmouth and Waveney is launching a scholarship to help two people from the region it covers qualify as nurses.

The James Paget University scholarship programme will provide financial support to two students so they can complete the three-year course to graduate as registered nurses.

The scholarship has been set up by the James Paget and the University of East Anglia, where the students will study when not on placement in the hospital.

Initially, there will be two scholarships per year but numbers may increase in the future, if there is sufficient interest.

Sharon Crowle, head of education and practice development at the hospital, said: “We’re really excited about the new scholarship and believe it will generate a great deal of interest.

“It is aimed at people from the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area who have always harboured an ambition to become a nurse at their local hospital but may have been put off from going onto the three-year course because of the tuition fees.

“The scholarship will provide the financial support that will make their dream a reality.”

There are two intakes of student nurses each year - September, which is for students who have just completed other academic study,

and February, which is popular with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

The scholarships are for the February intake.

Julia Hunt, director of nursing, said: “I am sure the scholarships will prove extremely popular. This latest initiative demonstrates how we are constantly looking at new ways of developing routes into the nursing profession for the local community, so that we can grow our workforce for the future.”

Professor Rosalynd Jowett, Dean of School of Health Sciences from the UEA, said: “I am delighted that the strong partnership between the School of Health Sciences at UEA and the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust established this scholarship opportunity which will support specific students to study for such a rewarding and exciting career in nursing.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the new hospital scholarships should e-mail nursingscholarship@jpaget.nhs.uk

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