Snm nursing - mature and access - open day 2012 - final

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Snm nursing - mature and access - open day 2012 - final

  1. 1. Why choose nursing at the Universityof BrightonSchool of Nursing & MidwiferyPippa Hillen, Course LeaderTina Attoe , Admissions Tutor
  2. 2. Why study at the University of Brighton? One of the UK’s leading 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 ofNursing andMidwiferyOne of the largest schoolsin the University - 2951students2519 Undergraduates(Degrees)406 Post graduate(Masters)26 Post graduate Research(PhD)139 total staff:114 Academic staff25 Administration staffExceptionalreputation for teachingclinical skillsExcellent linkswith local healthcaretrusts and opportunitiesfor 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 graduates arehighly soughtafter – 100% ofour graduateswere employedimmediately aftergraduation
  9. 9. Support on the Course Study support:Career Focused Personal tutor Module leaders Course leader Peers Student Services: Welfare and advice Disability services Accommodation GP service Finance
  10. 10. Leading Professional University • Innovative and relevant• Our courses are approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) • High quality teaching and• The Nursing and Midwifery Council commended research the school for working with stakeholders and service users when designing the new degree •Excellent links with local healthcare trusts• We offer most nursing and midwifery students the chance to experience nursing and midwifery in another country • Flexible approaches to practice-based learning
  11. 11. School of Nursing & MidwiferyWest and East Teaching Locations
  12. 12. Clinical SkillsLaboratorieson all ourteaching sitesState-of-the-artphysiologicalMannequinsStudents practice ina safe environmentunder supervisionSkilled technicianson every campus
  13. 13. London Gatwick Airport Sussex hospital locations H HSussex hospital locations The school of nursing and H H H midwifery teach in aH H H variety of hospitals H and community settings across Sussex
  14. 14. CommunitysimulatedlearningA replicatedone-bedroom flatOpportunities forstudents topractice skillsencountered in acommunitysetting
  15. 15. Adult, Mental Health andChildren’s Nursing Courses September 2013/ February 2014• Strong GCSE profile, including: English, maths & science• A level entry for this academic year: September 2013/ February 2014 A,B,B A level grades OR BTEC in health related subject plus AS level science/social science• Access Course in health related/science subject, must achieve 45 level 3 credits, 30 at distinction• Open University K101
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. General course information• This is a full time course• 50% Theory and 50 % Practice• Holidays and reading weeks are pre-set for the course• School holiday dates will not correspond with the university calendar.• There will be some time off during the winter/New Year period, Easter and generally 3 weeks during the summer• There are some child care facilities available but places are limited
  18. 18. Accreditation of PriorLearning• Some applicants for pre-reg nursing programmes will have prior learning and experience• This may include applicants who are already on the Nursing Midwifery Council professional register who are seeking a second registration in a different field of practice• Some applicants have a nursing qualification from another country but are not registered in the United Kingdom• Each application is considered on an individual basis
  19. 19. FinanceSeptember 2013 / February 2014• THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO TUITION FEES• Nursing & Midwifery Students £1000.00 Grant every year• Means tested bursary• Each applicant’s personal circumstances are considered• You are entitled to apply for a loan to top up expenses.For more financial information see:www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
  20. 20. Career focussed• We also provide a wide range of continuing education opportunities for qualified practitioners to extend and develop specialist and advanced practice skills at top-up degree or masters level.• Our close links with local healthcare trusts allow our nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice students to gain experience of practice on placements in clinical and non-clinical healthcare locations across Sussex.
  21. 21. Adult nursing• Hospital &community Settings•Caring, teaching &managing•Good interpersonalskills•Working alongsidemulti-professionalteams
  22. 22. Mental health nursing•Visiting clients intheir homes•Attending DayCentres•Residential Centres•Dealing with: mentalillness, personalitydisorders, psychosis•Good listening skills
  23. 23. Children’s nursing• Nursing in variety ofsettings• Working closely withparents and family• Range of healthneeds• Understandingneeded of social,cultural, economicand psychologicalneeds
  24. 24. NursingInternational placement experience opportunities in other countries Option one two week observational placement – elective Option two three month practice placement
  25. 25. Excellencein teachingand supportWe provide highquality teaching andresearch with anapplied focus forpractitioners andresearchers inhealth at everystage of theirprofessional lives
  26. 26. Support for students• Personal tutor• Practice liaison lecturers• Student Union• Mentors in clinical practice• Student ambassadors• Welfare
  27. 27. CatherineHaymaker:“I look forward tothe hands-onexperience which Igain on surgical andmedical wardsduring practiceplacements and thesatisfaction ofseeing a patient Icared for feelingcomfortable.”
  28. 28. Personal Statements &ReferencesThink carefully about your personal statement• Why are you applying?• What current skills or abilities do you have?• How will you manage the academic requirements?Submit a reference from your tutor, include:academic ability, personal information andpredicated gradesIf from an employer – do they recommend you forcourse applied for / any strengths or weaknesses?Attendance and sickness
  29. 29. Applying for the CourseAll applications are made by accessing UCAS Website www.ucas.co.ukCodes for applying for University of Brightonnursing courses:B7LO –AdultB760 Mental HealthB730 Child

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