Snm nursing a-level - open day 2012 -final

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Snm nursing a-level - open day 2012 -final

  1. 1. Open Day PresentationNursing ApplicantsSchool of Nursing & Midwifery13 October 2012Pippa Hillen, Course LeaderTina Attoe, Admissions Tutor
  2. 2. Why study at the University of One of the UK’s leadingBrighton? professional universities 22,000 students; 5 campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings delivering a personal experience Average of 7 applicants per place Financially stable with continuing investment in student experience and learning facilities 6 National Teaching Fellowships 82% Student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2012)
  3. 3. Sunday Times University Guide 2013‘consistently close to the top of our modernuniversity rankings, and once more among the top20 institutions in terms of overall applicationsreceived.Its popularity and the high quality of both theteaching on offer and the students applying tobenefit from it, has led the university to raise entryrequirements across the board this year’.
  4. 4. Six faculties:The University of Brighton •Arts •Brighton Business School •Science and Engineering •Education and Sport •Brighton and Sussex Medical School •Health and Social Science 2,600 staff, 21,000 students and over 500 courses
  5. 5. Falmercampus:OutstandinglocationApproximately 7,000students are basedhereFalmer libraryComputer pool roomsMedia centreRestaurantTwo cafesStudents’ Unionshop and cafe
  6. 6. The School of Nursing and Midwifery One of the largest schools in the University - 2951 students 2519 Undergraduates (Degrees)The School of Nursing and Midwifery 406 Post graduate (Masters)One of the largest schools in the University - 2951 students 26 Post graduate Research (PhD)2519 Undergraduates (Degrees)406 Post graduate 139 total staff:(Masters) 114 Academic staff 25 Administration staff26 Post graduate Research (PhD) Exceptional139 total staff: reputation for teaching114 Academic staff clinical skills25 Administration staff Excellent linksExceptional with local healthcare trustsreputation for teaching clinical skills and opportunities for international exchangesExcellent linkswith local healthcare trusts and opportunities for internationalexchanges
  7. 7. Excellence inteaching andsupportOur staff are leadingresearchers andteachers, at forefrontof their professions:Dr Shirley Bach,head of the School,is a foundingMember of theEuropean Academyof Caring Science .Professor JulieScholes is editor inchief of the OpenNursing Journal andco-editor of Nursing in Critical Care.
  8. 8. BSc (Hons)Nursing71% studentsatisfactionUnistats website(National Student Survey2012)Our graduatesare highlysought after –100% of ourgraduates wereemployedimmediatelyafter graduation
  9. 9. Support on the CourseCareer Focused Study support: Personal tutor Module leaders Course leader Peers Student Services: Welfare and advice Disability services Accommodation GP service Finance
  10. 10. Leading Professional University• Our courses are approved by Nursing and • Innovative and relevant Midwifery Council (NMC) • High quality teaching• The Nursing and Midwifery Council commended and the school for working with stakeholders and research service users when designing the new degree •Excellent links with• We offer most nursing and midwifery students local healthcare trusts the chance to experience nursing and midwifery in another country • Flexible approaches to practice-based learning
  11. 11. BSc(Hons) NursingAcademic RequirementSeptember 2013 / February 2014• Five grade C and above GCSE subjects including : English, maths, science or social science desirable• A Level Grades A, B, B must include science/social science• BTEC in health related subject DDM or above plus AS level in science• Access course in health related/science subject must achieve 45 level 3 credits / 30 at distinction• Open University K101
  12. 12. Qualifications NOT acceptedfor Nursing and Midwifery• National Vocational Qualifications NVQ• Qualifications and Credit Framework QCF level 3 diplomas• Apprenticeships THESE QUALIFICATIONS DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION
  13. 13. School of Nursing & MidwiferyWest and East Teaching Locations
  14. 14. BSc(Hons) NursingGraduate Programmes• Adult and children’s nursing courses commence in September 2013 and February 2014• Adult nursing can be studied in East and West Sussex and a preference for clinical setting can be expressed at interview• Children’s nursing is taught in Falmer with placements across whole county• Mental Health nursing has one September intake per year. Taught aspect is delivered in Falmer and placements are across the whole county
  15. 15. SussexLondon Gatwick Airport hospital locations H H The school of H nursing and H H midwifery teach in aH H H variety of hospitals H and community settings across Sussex
  16. 16. Finance• THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO TUITION FEES• Nursing & Midwifery Students £1000.00 grant every year• Means tested bursary• Student loanwww.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
  17. 17. Clinical SkillsLaboratorieson all ourteaching sitesState-of-the-artchild & adultphysiologicalMannequinsStudents practiceskills in a safeenvironmentunder supervisionSkilledtechnicianson every campus
  18. 18. Adult nursing• Hospital &community Settings•Caring, teaching &managing•Good interpersonalskills•Working alongsidemulti-professionalteams
  19. 19. Mental health nursing•Visiting clients intheir homes•Attending DayCentres•Residential Centres•Dealing with: mentalillness, personalitydisorders, psychosis•Good listening skills
  20. 20. Children’snursing• Nursing in variety ofsettings• Working closely withparents and family• Range of healthneeds• Understandingneeded of social,cultural, economicand psychologicalneeds
  21. 21. NursingInternational placement experience opportunities in other countries Option one two week observational placement – elective Option two three month practice placement
  22. 22. Writing a Good Personal Statement• Do not start the Personal Statement with words of wisdom or a quote from Florence Nightingale• Focus on the course applied for - any applicant who implies that if they cannot be a nurse they would be happy to be a midwife/paramedic will be rejected• 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
  23. 23. Supportive ReferencesFrom 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
  24. 24. Applying for BSc(Hons) NursingAll applications are made by accessingUCAS Website www.ucas.co.ukSelect BSc (Hons) Nursing University of BrightonB7LO AdultB760 Mental HealthB730 ChildBSc (Hons) Midwifery B720
  25. 25. BSc (Hons) Nursing TimelineUCAS OPENS BETWEEN:• 15TH September 2012 and 15TH January 2013• Registry will identify applicants who have selected nursing courses and forward applications to admission staff for short listingENTRY CRITERIA MUST BE MET:• Qualifications, residency requirements, grades, reference and personal statement• Selected applicants will be invited for interview
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Interview OutcomesUCAS must be notified of the outcome• UNCONDITIONAL All outcome requirements met, Occupational Health and 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

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