Health bosses have announced plans to develop an online undergraduate nursing degree. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England has announced plans to roll out a new online nursing degree which is designed to make nursing training ‘more accessible’. In order to attract more mature students to the profession, the plans reveal the fees will be ‘substantially less’ than the £9,250 a year currently charged by universities on traditional degree pathways. Although academic learning would take place online, the course will still offer students clinical placements within NHS organisations. The online nursing degree should be in place by 2020 – depending on the speed of regulatory approval.