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    I have been trying to get onto a PG Dip in Mental Health (in London), using my 2:1 in Theatre Production & 2 years experience on an admissions ward.

    It appears that I require a degree in health care in order to get onto the PG Dip, which I'm really disapointed about. I was completely unaware of this and only found out yesterday.

    I am now left with the option of applying for a BSc and doing 3 years instead. I am lucky to have managed a place on the selection day at Kings and am trying to contact my other choices to see if they will consider doing the same.

    Is anyone else in this position? I'm so worried that having already done a degree, I will be 'the odd one out' amoungst a group of school leavers. I did the whole leaving home to study thing 8 years ago...I'm 27 and I don't want to feel old!

    Please tell me it's going to be alright!!
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    (Original post by WhirlyPeach)
    I have been trying to get onto a PG Dip in Mental Health (in London), using my 2:1 in Theatre Production & 2 years experience on an admissions ward.

    It appears that I require a degree in health care in order to get onto the PG Dip, which I'm really disapointed about. I was completely unaware of this and only found out yesterday.

    I am now left with the option of applying for a BSc and doing 3 years instead. I am lucky to have managed a place on the selection day at Kings and am trying to contact my other choices to see if they will consider doing the same.

    Is anyone else in this position? I'm so worried that having already done a degree, I will be 'the odd one out' amoungst a group of school leavers. I did the whole leaving home to study thing 8 years ago...I'm 27 and I don't want to feel old!

    Please tell me it's going to be alright!!
    It will be all right! I'm in the same boat- 28, already have a degree, and applying for undergrad adult nursing to start in September. My degree is in the humanities and so I felt it was best to start from scratch & do the full three years (there are a couple of places that will consider unrelated degrees for postgrad nursing, but I didn't want to rely on that.)

    There are a lot of mature students who do undergrad nursing courses, at some unis school leavers are very much the minority. I've heard that the average age of a nursing student is 29 so you'll fit right in!

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    OhAmabel, I'm so please it's not just me! I'm realising that it probably would be better to do an undergrad. I think it will make me a better nurse and that's all that matters, really.
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    OhAmabel, I'm so please it's not just me! I'm realising that it probably would be better to do an undergrad. I think it will make me a better nurse and that's all that matters, really.
    Absolutely! I feel the same way, and think it might even be better to save masters study for after qualifying if I want to specialise. Good luck!

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    ...I've recently had the same thought :-) funny how things turn out.
 
 
 
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