Tell us: did you decide to become a nurse in the UK during the pandemic?

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<span>Photograph: Richard Saker/The Guardian</span>
Photograph: Richard Saker/The Guardian

We’d like to hear from trainee nurses about what inspired them to apply


Trainee nurses have signed up in record numbers since the pandemic began, with Ucas showing 56,000 recruits to training courses or apprenticeships in England since early 2020. That’s a 38% jump in applications since 2019 – as young people across the UK flock in unprecedented numbers to the front-line profession.

We would like to hear what has motivated you to sign up for a nursing course.

How did the pandemic figure in your thinking when applying for a course? If Covid has directly affected your family or friends’ health, did that help inspire you to sign up? What do you hope a career in nursing will offer you? What does it mean to you to be a key worker?

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