Student nurses

UNISON is the largest trade union representing student nurses.

We are dedicated to campaigning for a better deal for nursing and midwifery students and run several campaigns around areas such as bursaries for nursing.

Nursing and midwifery students are in a unique position as they work on the wards but do not have employment rights, and are students but do not adhere to a typical student calendar. Many nursing students work additional hours as healthcare assistants to survive the financial hardship they face. This is often exhausting and potentially detrimental to their studies.

UNISON has vast experience in representing students while they work as healthcare assistants throughout their training. As the future of the NHS, student nurses often need guidance. UNISON provides assistance and advice for our members throughout their three-year training.