In the past decade the SG has doubled the intake of nursing students from 2,400 in 2012-13 to 4,837 in this coming academic year. They now get a £10,000 bursary and a Dependent’s Allowance if required.
From the link:
Student nurses and midwives entering Scottish Government funded degree programmes will increase by 8.7% in 2022-23, to a total recommended intake of 4837 students.
This will be the 10th successive increase in recommended student numbers, with the intake doubling over the last decade.
To address the mental health and wellbeing impacts from the pandemic, mental health nursing will increase to a recommended intake of 888 places, up 20% from the previous year, and 146.7% over the course of the last 10 student intakes.
A further 335 students will begin a Paramedic Science degree, bringing the total number of paramedic students to 996, the third successive increase in recommended intake targets since the programme began in 2020.https://www.gov.scot/news/nursing-and-midwifery-student-intake/