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    Hi I have quick query to ask nurses/health students who have been diagnosed with depression...

    What do Uni's generally think about student nurses who have depression?
    Are they more likely to decline you?

    Sorry if these are stupid questions, I'm just nervous/stressed etc. and I really don't want this to jeopardise my prospects of being accepted into uni :/

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    They should offer you support, not decline your application. Or atleast i hope so, im a second year and have recently been diagnosed with depression and an eating disorder, im quite nervous about telling my school but Dr thinks its a good idea i do.
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    (Original post by porn induced coma)
    They should offer you support, not decline your application. Or atleast i hope so, im a second year and have recently been diagnosed with depression and an eating disorder, im quite nervous about telling my school but Dr thinks its a good idea i do.
    Hey, thanks for the reply. I know how you feel with the anxiety about telling school, I had to myself a few months back. I ended up having a meeting with a senior tutor who is now helping me to cope with college etc.
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    Im doing social work and theres a few people on my course who had to declare this on their medical report. They were asked to go for an interview with occupational health but it hasnt affected their applications at all

    I cant see it being any different with nursing, aslong as you are honest with them they will support you
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    Girl on my course (nursing) has depression been accepted. on mentla health

    However following a relpase...behaviour showed shouldn't be on the course.(have infomed uni and they are monitoring her)
    One minuite up then down the next,

    It should be considerd on a case to case basis though, it shouldn't prevent you1
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    more likely to get thrown off if you don't say anything, as tehy have to cinsider you fit to practice
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    Cheers guys, I'm not as anxious now as I've declared the depression on my UCAS form .
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    (Original post by ~Tasha~)
    Hi I have quick query to ask nurses/health students who have been diagnosed with depression...

    What do Uni's generally think about student nurses who have depression?
    Are they more likely to decline you?

    Sorry if these are stupid questions, I'm just nervous/stressed etc. and I really don't want this to jeopardise my prospects of being accepted into uni :/

    Tasha xo
    You will have to declare it at an occy health screening, and may need some statements, or reviews etc as at the end of the day you're caring for vulnerable people AND working in an emotionally stressful environment.

    However it very rarely becomes a problem- lots of student nurses & qualifieds have/currently suffer with depression (including myself!)
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    You will have to declare it at an occy health screening, and may need some statements, or reviews etc as at the end of the day you're caring for vulnerable people AND working in an emotionally stressful environment.

    However it very rarely becomes a problem- lots of student nurses & qualifieds have/currently suffer with depression (including myself!)
    Hey, thankyou for the reply Who would I need the statements off? Or do the occupational health people sort that out?

    Thanks again
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    (Original post by ~Tasha~)
    Hey, thankyou for the reply Who would I need the statements off? Or do the occupational health people sort that out?

    Thanks again
    Tasha xo
    Sometimes GP, or any healthcare professional you may have had contact with depending on circumstances
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    Oooh, so I could get my counsellor to give one? Sorry for the questions
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    (Original post by ~Tasha~)
    Oooh, so I could get my counsellor to give one? Sorry for the questions
    Im not too sure if they'd come under as a health care professional, as they don't belong to a professional body
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    Oooh ok, thanks btw
 
 
 
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