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I am applying for a healthcare course and I was wondering whether it’s appropriate or not to talk about my mothers death. I was doing to talk about what qualities I have gained and how it has changed me as a person but I don’t want it to come across looking like I’m trying to get sympathy or using it as a pity vote to get into the course.
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I am applying for a healthcare course and I was wondering whether it’s appropriate or not to talk about my mothers death. I was doing to talk about what qualities I have gained and how it has changed me as a person but I don’t want it to come across looking like I’m trying to get sympathy or using it as a pity vote to get into the course.
Does it make you a better candidate as to someone who wants to become a nurse? It depends. If you use it, then be clear and make relevant points about how it helps give you motivation or skills needed to become a nurse. They key is not your life story, but how it makes you a better candidate for the course. If you do 100 posts someone form the ps team will review it.
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I am applying for a healthcare course and I was wondering whether it’s appropriate or not to talk about my mothers death. I was doing to talk about what qualities I have gained and how it has changed me as a person but I don’t want it to come across looking like I’m trying to get sympathy or using it as a pity vote to get into the course.
not worth it, it will prob make the person who reads it feel awkward. seems unnecessary in any case
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(Original post by fluffy_2000)
I am applying for a healthcare course and I was wondering whether it’s appropriate or not to talk about my mothers death. I was doing to talk about what qualities I have gained and how it has changed me as a person but I don’t want it to come across looking like I’m trying to get sympathy or using it as a pity vote to get into the course.
Generally your personal experiences aren't something you should spend a long time talking about if you do choose to include them. The key issue with this is that you need to demonstrate understanding that there are huge differences between caring for a close relative and providing a professional level of care as an employee.

We have more detail about this in the healthcare PS guidance article which may be useful to you: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5550452


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Does it make you a better candidate as to someone who wants to become a nurse? It depends. If you use it, then be clear and make relevant points about how it helps give you motivation or skills needed to become a nurse. They key is not your life story, but how it makes you a better candidate for the course. If you do 100 posts someone form the ps team will review it.
Just for info there is no minimum number of posts for PS review (although we do prioritise reviews from more established members). We find telling people they need to get to 100 posts just encourages them to spam
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Just for info there is no minimum number of posts for PS review (although we do prioritise reviews from more established members). We find telling people they need to get to 100 posts just encourages them to spam
Sure that used to be the rule.
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Sure that used to be the rule.
It may have been once, however it hasn't been the case as long as I can remember. I'm co-running the service so I can assure you that we don't have a posting limit currently and have no plans to bring this in
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