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    Hi all i have to confirm my place my options are anglia ruskin or south bank for child nursing. Not sure which way to go any advice?
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    (Original post by emmawebb)
    Hiya. did you hear from DMU yet?
    I've a place to do child nursing at Coventry ☺️ My insurance choice is dmu but adult nursing instead as I didn't get a place for child busing there xx what about you? X
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    Anyone else going for child nursing at Coventry uni starting September 2016? Xx
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Exams and coursework will vary between universities, asking how hard it will be is pretty subjective to each person really. I m an mh student nurse but my first year has 3 essays,4 exams, a practical exam, a cross field portfolio and all the placement documentation if that gives you any idea.
    what is included in the cross field portfolio/ what is it? and what university was it that you attended? thank you!!
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    Yeeeeay - my Uni place has changed to Unconditional :-D x
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    Hi everyone congratulations on your places and good luck with your studies 😊

    I am hoping to apply for children's nursing for 2017 and was wondering if anyone can offer any advise on how best to present my application etc?

    Thank you


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    Hi everyone congratulations on your places and good luck with your studies 😊

    I am hoping to apply for children's nursing for 2017 and was wondering if anyone can offer any advise on how best to present my application etc?

    Thank you


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    (Original post by MDouglas)
    Hi everyone congratulations on your places and good luck with your studies 😊

    I am hoping to apply for children's nursing for 2017 and was wondering if anyone can offer any advise on how best to present my application etc?

    Thank you


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    Generally, the thing that universities like when it comes to healthcare applications, is work experience. In your personal statement, you should talk about any type of relevant experience or motivation behind your choice to enter nursing. If you don't have any work experience in healthcare, then I would recommend that you get some to heighten your chances of your application being further processed A final note of advice would be to just simply present your personal statement professionally and formally.
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    Hi,

    is it possible if you could give me some advice about the Child Nursing interviews and what i need to do to prepare myself. I am aware that different universities have different entry requirement, however i just wanted to know where I could get some help on the numeracy and literary tests for the interviews from.

    I am in the middle for editing my personal statement and so it would be great if you could give me some advice on how to make a personal statement stand out.

    I am going to be starting in September 2017.

    Thank you for your advice and taking time out to read this post.

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    (Original post by PaediatricStN)
    Hi, I'm a newly qualified children's nurse here. Happy to answer any questions you guys and girls have about applying or the course itself etc!
    Hi,

    is it possible if you could give me some advice about the Child Nursing interviews and what i need to do to prepare myself. I am aware that different universities have different entry requirement, however i just wanted to know where I could get some help on the numeracy and literary tests for the interviews from.

    I am in the middle for editing my personal statement and so it would be great if you could give me some advice on how to make a personal statement stand out.

    I am going to be starting in September 2017.

    Thank you for your advice and taking time out to read this post.

    Ruqayyah Boota
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    Congratulations to you all for getting places!
    I recieved interviews,but no offers .

    How do i cope with nerves at interviews?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by Ruqayyah1999)
    Hi,

    is it possible if you could give me some advice about the Child Nursing interviews and what i need to do to prepare myself. I am aware that different universities have different entry requirement, however i just wanted to know where I could get some help on the numeracy and literary tests for the interviews from.

    I am in the middle for editing my personal statement and so it would be great if you could give me some advice on how to make a personal statement stand out.

    I am going to be starting in September 2017.

    Thank you for your advice and taking time out to read this post.

    Ruqayyah Boota
    Hello

    So, about the nursing interviews, all I can really say is, is that you can't really prepare for them! However, I will try and help you understand them The ones that I went to were in the format of a Multiple Mini Interview. In an MMI, you go into a room with only a few other people and in the room, there are multiple tables set up. Each table has a different type of question or scenario that you expected to either answer to the best of your ability in only a few minutes. Basically, the MMI is set up so that the examiners can see how you think and how you analyse different types of situations. I personally found that it was best to be brutally honest in my answer, even if this had a negative impact on my own character, and to analyse every single angle of a possible situation. This worked for me; I was given offers at all of the universities that offered me interviews, but please also consider that this may not work for you! Everyone, I imagine, finds a different way to answer and to respond to different situations and that is what the examiners want to see and discover.

    As for the literacy and numeracy tests, they're easy and not much to worry about! The literacy ones were, for me, reading and comprehension and we were given 10 minutes to complete it. The numeracy test was also pretty basic with skills required in division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction. In particular, look at multiplication and division involving decimals. Percentages were also tested. Some universities also allow you the use of a calculator, which makes your job even easier

    For your personal statement, all I can say is to make it a true representation of you! Make sure, though, that you add any relevant work experience and/or motivation as to why you chose the course. Furthermore, good grammar and spelling is a must.

    I hope that this helped and good luck!
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    (Original post by Ruqayyah1999)
    Hi,

    is it possible if you could give me some advice about the Child Nursing interviews and what i need to do to prepare myself. I am aware that different universities have different entry requirement, however i just wanted to know where I could get some help on the numeracy and literary tests for the interviews from.

    I am in the middle for editing my personal statement and so it would be great if you could give me some advice on how to make a personal statement stand out.

    I am going to be starting in September 2017.

    Thank you for your advice and taking time out to read this post.

    Ruqayyah Boota
    Hi Ruqayyah,

    I'll go through and address the things you want to know one by one.

    English Tests
    The English tests tend to vary between different universities, although as a general rule, despite the task, markers are looking for: clear handwriting, well organised and concise answers, and good spelling, punctuation and grammar. They usually last about 30 mins, and tasks you are asked to complete may be something simple such as "Describe your journey here" or you may be asked to critique a news article or answer questions based on some pre-reading you have been given. To prepare at home you could practice some descriptive writing by setting yourself a topic to write about. You could also find a news article that reports on a piece of research and think critically of its strengths and weaknesses. (If you need an article to start off with, this is a good one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32162803). One of my interviewas a comprehension test, so you could also use this article in that way too. This critiquing does seem a little advanced, but I am aware that universities have been setting such tasks, and therefore it is good to be prepared. If you require help on basic critiquing, there is reliable help available online or I can provide pointers.

    Maths Test
    These also usually last about 30 mins and normally comprise of subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, fractions, conversions, ratios and percentages etc. It's just below GCSE standard. Some universities are also including basic drug calculations, although these shouldn't require a calculator, and with good general maths skills they should be answerable. With the maths tests people often get confused by the nursing terminology used... Try to remove the nursing context where you can and focus on the maths. Brighton and Birmingham City Universities provide sample maths papers on their websites which will give you a good idea of what to expect. The unis you have applied to may provide their own. The NHS website "SNAP" is also a good preparation tool but I am not sure how accessing this works as some people have said you need a certain account to get it. Maybe give it a try.

    Personal Statements
    - Have a good reason for entering nursing - saying you want to care for people is not enough.
    - Make sure you show understanding of what a children's nurse does - we don't play with kids!
    - Be concise remove words like "That", "And", "This" or "The" where you don't need them.
    - Say what you have learnt, and why that will benefit you. Don't just list what experience you have. Use one sentence to say what you did. Use two or three sentences to say what you learnt etc.
    - use a thesaurus to make it more interesting
    - Relate your academic subjects back to nursing
    - Give a long term goal if you have one (E.g. A&E nurse etc)

    Hope that helps
    Joel
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    (Original post by CLTiele)
    Hello

    So, about the nursing interviews, all I can really say is, is that you can't really prepare for them! However, I will try and help you understand them The ones that I went to were in the format of a Multiple Mini Interview. In an MMI, you go into a room with only a few other people and in the room, there are multiple tables set up. Each table has a different type of question or scenario that you expected to either answer to the best of your ability in only a few minutes. Basically, the MMI is set up so that the examiners can see how you think and how you analyse different types of situations. I personally found that it was best to be brutally honest in my answer, even if this had a negative impact on my own character, and to analyse every single angle of a possible situation. This worked for me; I was given offers at all of the universities that offered me interviews, but please also consider that this may not work for you! Everyone, I imagine, finds a different way to answer and to respond to different situations and that is what the examiners want to see and discover.

    As for the literacy and numeracy tests, they're easy and not much to worry about! The literacy ones were, for me, reading and comprehension and we were given 10 minutes to complete it. The numeracy test was also pretty basic with skills required in division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction. In particular, look at multiplication and division involving decimals. Percentages were also tested. Some universities also allow you the use of a calculator, which makes your job even easier

    For your personal statement, all I can say is to make it a true representation of you! Make sure, though, that you add any relevant work experience and/or motivation as to why you chose the course. Furthermore, good grammar and spelling is a must.

    I hope that this helped and good luck!
    Thank you for your advice!
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    (Original post by PaediatricStN)
    Hi Ruqayyah,

    I'll go through and address the things you want to know one by one.

    English Tests
    The English tests tend to vary between different universities, although as a general rule, despite the task, markers are looking for: clear handwriting, well organised and concise answers, and good spelling, punctuation and grammar. They usually last about 30 mins, and tasks you are asked to complete may be something simple such as "Describe your journey here" or you may be asked to critique a news article or answer questions based on some pre-reading you have been given. To prepare at home you could practice some descriptive writing by setting yourself a topic to write about. You could also find a news article that reports on a piece of research and think critically of its strengths and weaknesses. (If you need an article to start off with, this is a good one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32162803). One of my interviewas a comprehension test, so you could also use this article in that way too. This critiquing does seem a little advanced, but I am aware that universities have been setting such tasks, and therefore it is good to be prepared. If you require help on basic critiquing, there is reliable help available online or I can provide pointers.

    Maths Test
    These also usually last about 30 mins and normally comprise of subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, fractions, conversions, ratios and percentages etc. It's just below GCSE standard. Some universities are also including basic drug calculations, although these shouldn't require a calculator, and with good general maths skills they should be answerable. With the maths tests people often get confused by the nursing terminology used... Try to remove the nursing context where you can and focus on the maths. Brighton and Birmingham City Universities provide sample maths papers on their websites which will give you a good idea of what to expect. The unis you have applied to may provide their own. The NHS website "SNAP" is also a good preparation tool but I am not sure how accessing this works as some people have said you need a certain account to get it. Maybe give it a try.

    Personal Statements
    - Have a good reason for entering nursing - saying you want to care for people is not enough.
    - Make sure you show understanding of what a children's nurse does - we don't play with kids!
    - Be concise remove words like "That", "And", "This" or "The" where you don't need them.
    - Say what you have learnt, and why that will benefit you. Don't just list what experience you have. Use one sentence to say what you did. Use two or three sentences to say what you learnt etc.
    - use a thesaurus to make it more interesting
    - Relate your academic subjects back to nursing
    - Give a long term goal if you have one (E.g. A&E nurse etc)

    Hope that helps
    Joel
    Thank you for your advice. I will be able to start preparing for interviews based on the information provided.
    Thank you once again!
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    (Original post by CLTiele)
    Generally, the thing that universities like when it comes to healthcare applications, is work experience. In your personal statement, you should talk about any type of relevant experience or motivation behind your choice to enter nursing. If you don't have any work experience in healthcare, then I would recommend that you get some to heighten your chances of your application being further processed A final note of advice would be to just simply present your personal statement professionally and formally.
    Hi thanks for your reply, at the moment I don't have much experience other then my children (which I know they don't like you to use in personal statement) but I have applied to my local hospital and everywhere I can think of to gain some experience
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    (Original post by PaediatricStN)
    Hi Ruqayyah,

    I'll go through and address the things you want to know one by one.

    English Tests
    The English tests tend to vary between different universities, although as a general rule, despite the task, markers are looking for: clear handwriting, well organised and concise answers, and good spelling, punctuation and grammar. They usually last about 30 mins, and tasks you are asked to complete may be something simple such as "Describe your journey here" or you may be asked to critique a news article or answer questions based on some pre-reading you have been given. To prepare at home you could practice some descriptive writing by setting yourself a topic to write about. You could also find a news article that reports on a piece of research and think critically of its strengths and weaknesses. (If you need an article to start off with, this is a good one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32162803). One of my interviewas a comprehension test, so you could also use this article in that way too. This critiquing does seem a little advanced, but I am aware that universities have been setting such tasks, and therefore it is good to be prepared. If you require help on basic critiquing, there is reliable help available online or I can provide pointers.

    Maths Test
    These also usually last about 30 mins and normally comprise of subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, fractions, conversions, ratios and percentages etc. It's just below GCSE standard. Some universities are also including basic drug calculations, although these shouldn't require a calculator, and with good general maths skills they should be answerable. With the maths tests people often get confused by the nursing terminology used... Try to remove the nursing context where you can and focus on the maths. Brighton and Birmingham City Universities provide sample maths papers on their websites which will give you a good idea of what to expect. The unis you have applied to may provide their own. The NHS website "SNAP" is also a good preparation tool but I am not sure how accessing this works as some people have said you need a certain account to get it. Maybe give it a try.

    Personal Statements
    - Have a good reason for entering nursing - saying you want to care for people is not enough.
    - Make sure you show understanding of what a children's nurse does - we don't play with kids!
    - Be concise remove words like "That", "And", "This" or "The" where you don't need them.
    - Say what you have learnt, and why that will benefit you. Don't just list what experience you have. Use one sentence to say what you did. Use two or three sentences to say what you learnt etc.
    - use a thesaurus to make it more interesting
    - Relate your academic subjects back to nursing
    - Give a long term goal if you have one (E.g. A&E nurse etc)

    Hope that helps
    Joel
    Out of interest, what uni did you go to?
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    Out of interest, what uni did you go to?
    I'm sorry, I don't disclose that. It keeps my specific placement areas confidential, and just generally makes things less complicated
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    (Original post by KirsttyyM)
    Hello all, just wondering is there anyone who is thinking about going on and doing Child nursing in 2016? General discussion, tell me where you thin you might like to go etc! Join in!
    Hiya, i have been accepted for a conditional offer at Anglia ruskin for child nursing but i am sick to my stomach thinking i wont get the maths gcse grade I've been working 3 years for! I'm terrible at maths and it brings me to tears. I'm not even religious but i would pray to god if it gets me into this course. It is all i could ever ask for. I'm dreading results day!
 
 
 
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