Hard to really say much that makes sense to people in another country as different ways apply. Students in the US pay for all college education out of pocket, unless they are lucky to receive scholarships
, or loans etc. Exchanging cost for education for unpaid residency might be something a few here would consider as long as there was a way to pay for necessities.
A huge problem here is that once nurses graduate tens of thousands of dollars in loan debt, there are often no jobs for them, or, many are working only part time without benefits or even a secure schedule. No chance of full time work for so many. No chance to pay to live and begin loan repayment. Hospitals here are corporations who have found that they can hire a gazillion partimers without intention of letting these folks gain full time benefited work. Those who want to continue their education cannot as they are defaulting on loan payments already, or, do not make enough money to feel comfortable financially extending themselves further. Hospitals in The States have traditionally trained new nurses in residencies during the course of their first job. This was considered necessary, and their contribution to the profession. Now that hospitals are rarely independent, but part of huge corporate conglomerates, there is a steady growing refusal to participate. New nurses have a short orientation, and it's sink or swim. New nurses in The US are quite expendable, and are routinely fired, and the patient suffers as there is now a growing generation of poorly trained nurses out there...
I think from a US perspective, new nurses in the "land of green" are still, better off than new nurses in the US.