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  1. 1. Nursing Presentation Colin Wheeldon, Carol Wylie , Kate Kilgallon, Stella Leen, Simon Cripps, Angela Hall & Dom Wake Admissions Tutors
  2. 2. Aims of Presentation • Provide an overview of the Pre-registration Nursing Programmes • Outline the entry requirements and selection process • Answer questions
  3. 3. Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies: •Adult •Children’s •Mental Health •Learning Disabilities
  4. 4. Adult Nursing • • • • • • • • • • • • • Caring for adults of all ages Hospital setting Medicine Surgery Care of older people Critical care Community Setting Primary care Community Nursing Nursing Homes Dementia care/services Walk-in / urgent care centres Involves multi-agency working
  5. 5. Children’s Nursing • Is about caring for a child whether ill or healthy • It encompasses the whole family and promotes familycentred care • Hospital and community setting
  6. 6. Mental Health Nursing • A discipline that enables people to reach and maintain their mental health and social goals in order to achieve their optimum quality of life • Involves collaborative working with service users (and their families where appropriate) in a partnership approach • Work with children, working age adults and the older person • In residential units, wards, clients’ homes and in the community • Involves effective working with other agencies (eg. Social Services)
  7. 7. Learning Disabilities Nursing • You will make a specialised contribution to the lives of people with learning disabilities across the age spectrum & in a range of settings • You will assist individuals with all aspects of their lives (eg health, social, employment) to enable them to achieve optimum health and social wellbeing • Support children, adults and older people with complex needs (eg autism, challenging behaviour, multiple disabilities, mental health problems & dementia) • Lead improvements in both specialist and mainstream services for people with learning disabilities & their families/carers
  8. 8. Qualities of a Good Nurse....? • Caring & compassion • Interpersonal & Communication skills • Enjoy working with people • Able to empathise • Non-judgemental • Well organised • Academic ability • Willing to learn
  9. 9. Academic Entry Requirements • Applicants must apply through UCAS • Minimum of 240 UCAS tariff points....OR • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. QAA-recognised Access Course) • Plus GCSE passes at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics / equivalent qualifications (eg Level 2 Functional Skills in Communication and Numeracy)
  10. 10. Other Requirements • Success at interview • Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Clearance • Satisfactory workplace risk assessment • Good references
  11. 11. Bursaries • Non means tested Grant - £1000 per year • Means tested bursary • Non means tested Maintenance Loan • Final amount dependent on individual circumstances
  12. 12. What will you study? • Range of modules undertaken each year • Year 1 – Focuses on development of fundamental knowledge & skills required to deliver quality patient care in all fields of nursing (care, compassion & communication, human development/functioning across the age continuum, decision-making, improving health & well being, professional nursing practice – mostly core modules) • Year 2 – Focuses on field of nursing practice. Modules further develop decision-making skills, explore use of evidence to promote best practice/nursing care, service provision & user/carer experience • Year 3 – Modules facilitate development of leadership skills, ability to effectively manage patient care & improve health/social care practice within field of nursing • Each year – 50% of time spent in practice • You will gain some practice experience of other fields of nursing
  13. 13. Practice Placements • 5000+ Placements across the region – audited to ensure suitability • Placement could be anywhere within university’s placement circuit • Shifts – must experience 24 hour / 7 days per week care
  14. 14. Location of Placements
  15. 15. Student Support • • • • • • • • Excellent Academic and placement support Personal Tutors Module Lecturers Practice Mentors Learning Hub Student Services Department Disability Co-ordinator All information (timetables, module guides & learning materials) available electronically
  16. 16. The Application Process • Via UCAS • Closes January 15th • Late applications only considered if places available • Applications stamped and processed in date order
  17. 17. The Selection Process • All applicants undergo a standardised selection process prior to being made a conditional offer: • Short listing • Interview
  18. 18. Short Listing Criteria used by admissions tutors: • Application form is fully completed • Eligibility for DH bursary • Academic entry requirements • Maths/English • Studied within last 5 years • Personal statement • References
  19. 19. Personal Statement • • • • • • • Must be supportive of chosen nursing programme What generated your interest in the field of nursing Insight into the programme applied for and some of the demands to be faced How past study has prepared you Relevant work or life experience and how it has prepared you for the professional programme Interests / hobbies What have you got to offer in terms of personal qualities and skills
  20. 20. Interview Performance • • • • • • • Verbal communication Non verbal communication Knowledge of chosen field of nursing Demands of nursing Enthusiasm for nursing and becoming a nurse A future career plan Potential to become a “professional”
  21. 21. Testing • Literacy • Numeracy
  22. 22. Offers All offers are made via the UCAS site and are subject to the following: • Police vetting through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) • Satisfactory workplace Risk Assessment • Good academic and character references
  23. 23. Any Questions? Thank you For further information on specific programmes/fields of nursing Please visit our web site: