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    Hi everyone
    I will be applying for child nursing at Uni soon and i wanted to know what kind of work experience i need to do, should i go to a hospital or a nursery?
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    I would say do anything you can. With a nursery it shows you 'healthy' kids and 'normal' development and how play is incredible important for development. Hospitals are always going to look good on an application and give you a really good insight. Also good are hospices, respite units, school clubs, summer clubs for children with ld and many more. Good luck
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    (Original post by angel_delight)
    I would say do anything you can. With a nursery it shows you 'healthy' kids and 'normal' development and how play is incredible important for development. Hospitals are always going to look good on an application and give you a really good insight. Also good are hospices, respite units, school clubs, summer clubs for children with ld and many more. Good luck
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    (Original post by angel_delight)
    I would say do anything you can. With a nursery it shows you 'healthy' kids and 'normal' development and how play is incredible important for development. Hospitals are always going to look good on an application and give you a really good insight. Also good are hospices, respite units, school clubs, summer clubs for children with ld and many more. Good luck
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    (Original post by Anibee95)
    Hi everyone
    I will be applying for child nursing at Uni soon and i wanted to know what kind of work experience i need to do, should i go to a hospital or a nursery?
    Hi I am hoping to do children's nursing I am currently sitting my gcse's do you know what sort of grades I will need to achieve in order to become successful in doing nursing/ what were our grades so I know what I should be aiming for?


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    (Original post by Kerrywoolley)
    Hi I am hoping to do children's nursing I am currently sitting my gcse's do you know what sort of grades I will need to achieve in order to become successful in doing nursing/ what were our grades so I know what I should be aiming for?


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    For my GCSE's i got a few As a B and the rest were Cs and i know to do child nursing at uni you need about 280 UCAS points which is like 3 Bs
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    (Original post by Anibee95)
    For my GCSE's i got a few As a B and the rest were Cs and i know to do child nursing at uni you need about 280 UCAS points which is like 3 Bs
    I've got an offer for children's nursing and I need 260 points at A level including 2 C's so it depends where you apply I've only got one offer, its a lot harder than you think to get an offer. If you have any questions just ask ) xx


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    (Original post by Bambersz)
    I've got an offer for children's nursing and I need 260 points at A level including 2 C's so it depends where you apply I've only got one offer, its a lot harder than you think to get an offer. If you have any questions just ask ) xx

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    What was the test you had to do like? The one at the interview? xx
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    Getting work experience in a hospital is VERY hard unless you know someone at the hospital. I am coming to the end of a BTEC health and social care course... There are 19 of us in my class out of that 19 only 2 managed to get a weeks work experience at a hospital. Best bet is nurseries, day clubs, and maybe look into summer camps or centres for disabled children.

    Oh and depending on the place they may not accept under 18 year olds (that goes for clinical hospital placements mainly but some specialist centres may have that rule too)

    Good luck


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    (Original post by Kerrywoolley)
    Hi I am hoping to do children's nursing I am currently sitting my gcse's do you know what sort of grades I will need to achieve in order to become successful in doing nursing/ what were our grades so I know what I should be aiming for?


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    Gcse grades I got majority Bs and a couple of As and 1 D. I went for the BTEC route as it gave me work experience as well as units and subjects relevant to the care settings. For BTEC I need to get minimum of MMM but many unis ask for DMM - DDD. Translation to a levels is MMM = CCC, DMM - DDD = BBC - AAA


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    Hi Guys,
    For those of you who have applied for Child Nursing or are in Uni studying child nursing i have a question about the UCAS application. When you talk about the work experience you did for example a Nursery,do you have to referance where you did the work experience, like the employer and their contact details and will the Unis you apply to call the employer and talk abou what kind of person you are?
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    you will need to supply a written reference, which your referee sends independently to UCAS along with their contact details in case the uni's you've applied to want to check up on anything. You don't have to put contact details when talking about work experience in your personal statement.
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    Is it necessary to have some work experience with ill children as well as healthy children?
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    A really good thing to remember is that you will be working very closely with families as well their children. So even if you work with healthy children - you can still mention transferable things such as working with families, safeguarding etc. You just have to try and juice what you can from what you have done! Now would be a good time to enquire at playchemes over the summer for children with disabilities, however you may need a CRB check. Hope this helps?
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    (Original post by dippers)
    Is it necessary to have some work experience with ill children as well as healthy children?
    Not necessarily, it's about how you word your experience in you PS to make it sound relevant to children's nursing. For example you could explain that you've maybe worked in a nursery, as part of working in a nursery you would have to gain understanding of child development and how kids interact socially when healthy, so you could apply this to understanding how their behaviour may differ when ill and this could be an early indication that a child is unwell. You'd also have to learn about child protection and safeguarding which is a massive topic in children's nursing.

    In the end it's how you apply these experiences in your PS and interview that will sell you.
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    Hi all. I'm thinking off applying next year but quite confused. I will be a mature student (23) with grade b in cache diploma in child care and education witch is equivalent to three a levels. I have maths and English at grade c and hoping to get c in science next year. It it possibly to apply with these qualifications.

    Any info would be grateful x

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    (Original post by Laura13x)
    Hi all. I'm thinking off applying next year but quite confused. I will be a mature student (23) with grade b in cache diploma in child care and education witch is equivalent to three a levels. I have maths and English at grade c and hoping to get c in science next year. It it possibly to apply with these qualifications.

    Any info would be grateful x


    phone the uni's you're thinking of applying to and ask them.
    Good luck
 
 
 
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