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Nursing open day presentation 2013

  1. 1. Open Day Presentation Nursing Applicants School of Nursing & Midwifery Tina Attoe, Admissions Tutor October 2013
  2. 2. Leading Professional University • Innovative and relevant • • • Our courses are approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) • High quality teaching and research The Nursing and Midwifery Council commended the school for working with stakeholders and service users when designing the new degree •Excellent links with We offer most nursing and midwifery students the chance to experience nursing and midwifery in another country • Flexible local healthcare trusts approaches to practice-based learning
  3. 3. New school for January 2014 • From January 2014 the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing and Midwifery will merge into a new school • The name is currently being decided through consultation with students and staff and will be announced in November 2013 • The merger will not impact on your course and will facilitate further inter-professional collaboration within the school • Nursing • Midwifery • Paramedic Practice • Physiotherapy • Podiatry • Occupational Therapy
  4. 4. BSc(Hons) Nursing Academic Requirement • Five grade C and above GCSE subjects including : English, maths, and science • A Level Grades A, B, B must include science • BTEC in health related subject DDM • • Access course in health related/science subject must achieve 45 level 3 credits / 30 at distinction Open University K101 Introduction to Health and Social Care
  5. 5. Qualifications NOT accepted for Nursing and Midwifery • • • National Vocational Qualifications NVQ Qualifications and Credit Framework QCF level 3 diplomas Apprenticeships THESE QUALIFICATIONS DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION
  6. 6. BSc(Hons) Nursing Graduate Programmes • • • • Adult and children’s nursing courses commence in February 2014, September 2014 and February 2015 Adult nursing can be studied in East (Hastings and Eastbourne) or West (Falmer) and a preference for clinical placement can be expressed at interview Children’s nursing is taught in Falmer with placements across the whole county Mental Health nursing has one September intake per year. Taught aspect is delivered in Falmer and placements are across the whole county
  7. 7. School of Nursing & Midwifery West and East Teaching Locations East based students are taught in Hastings & Eastbourne West based students are taught in Falmer
  8. 8. Clinical Skills Laboratories on all our teaching sites State-of-the-art child & adult physiological mannequins Students practice skills in a safe environment under supervision Skilled technicians on every campus
  9. 9. Sussex hospital locations London Gatwick Airport H H H H H H H H H The school of nursing and midwifery provide placements in a variety of hospitals and community settings across Sussex
  10. 10. Adult nursing • Hospital & community Settings •Caring, teaching & managing •Good interpersonal skills •Working alongside multi-professional teams
  11. 11. Mental health nursing •Visiting clients in their homes •Attending Day Centres •Residential Centres •Dealing with: mental illness, personality disorders, psychosis •Good listening skills
  12. 12. Children’s nursing • Nursing in variety of settings • Working closely with parents and family • Range of health needs • Understanding needed of social, cultural, economic and psychological needs
  13. 13. International placement opportunities Nursing experience in other countries Option one two week observational placement – elective Option two three month practice placement
  14. 14. Applying for BSc(Hons) Nursing All applications are made by accessing UCAS Website www.ucas.co.uk Select BSc (Hons) Nursing University of Brighton B7LO Adult B760 Mental Health B730 Child B720 Midwifery
  15. 15. Finance • Tuition fees are funded by Health Education Kent, Surrey, Sussex (HEKSS) • Nursing & Midwifery Students receive £1000.00 grant every year • Means tested bursary – depending on personal circumstances • Student loan – can be applied for (this is the only aspect that requires repayment ) www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
  16. 16. Writing a Good Personal Statement • Do not start the personal statement with words of wisdom or a quote about Florence Nightingale • Focus on the course applied for • Identify key transferable skills from your current role, life experience or voluntary work • Avoid talking about very personal experiences. Some midwifery applicants discuss their own birthing experience or breastfeeding • Identify how you will cope with the demands of a degree. This may include insight or reflection on your learning and academic journey so far
  17. 17. Supportive References From Higher Education Setting • • • • • A good supportive reference will reflect the applicant’s personal statement If an applicant says they are friendly and outgoing it creates a good impression if the referee uses similar phrases A statement on time-keeping, commitment, attendance and reliability How the applicant is coping with the academic demands of current course If the referee foresees any issues or weaknesses that may affect the applicants transition from HE to university
  18. 18. Nursing BSc(Hons) Timeline UCAS OPENS BETWEEN: • 15TH September 2014 and 15TH January 2015 ENTRY CRITERIA MUST BE MET: • • Qualifications, residency requirements, grades, reference and personal statement Selected applicants will be invited for interview
  19. 19. Interview Process • • • • All interviews include a presentation by the admission tutor staff related to the specific course applied for All applicants are required to sit a written English and numeracy paper. Pass mark for each paper is 50% All shortlisted applicants are interviewed by University and Trust Partnership Representatives No applicants can be advised of the outcome on the day
  20. 20. Interview Outcomes UCAS must be notified of the outcome • UNCONDITIONAL All outcome requirements met, Occupational Health and DBS (formerly CRB) clearance must be gained for all applicants • CONDITIONAL Exams, qualifications or certain conditions must be met • REJECTION Not successful, applicant can email for detailed feedback
  21. 21. Studying on Nursing & Midwifery Courses Thank you for attending today. Any questions? Tina Attoe Admission Tutor Contact details T.J.Attoe@brighton.ac.uk

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