(Original post by FleurBrewster)
Ahh health and social care, the bane of my life! I believe I have suffered burnout, 100 pages writing about effective communication and 100 pages about health promotion campaigns makes for a rather stressful time! (i think that maybe i exceeded the recommended limit of 50 pages for each?)
If I have to write about good tone of voice and pace again I think something is going to get murdered.
The only issue with the learning disabilities department is that I want to be very clear on the difference between mental health and learning difficulties and i do not want to accidentally get experience in a learning difficulties setting when I will be applying for mental health! Have you found that the two cross over often?
I've never had an issue, you could always just say how you're showing a knowledge of a big service user range and you could say how it shows you know that people with mental health problems can also have different needs due to other learning disaiblity and physical conditions such as dyslexia etc.
Thankyou so much for this advice, and for affirming a few things which had crossed my mind before, your advice is second to none! You are so lucky to be studying at Manchester, I looked at the University in depth and absolutely fell in love with it, however I found that it was just that little bit too far away for me
Which is a huge shame as it's such a good university and the course sounded brilliant! My cousin studied at Edge Hill and was really out in the sticks when she was there and I think she found this quite difficult!
D'aw, you're as sweet as punch <3
Aw that's a shame, the complete uni guide did a ranking for nursing which may help: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...tion&s=Nursing
. You're probably best to look at it through who has the best student satisfaction but there's a good few which are nearer south that should be worth a look.
How did you find the interview process? What were the interviews like and what kind of things did they ask you, if its not too much to ask? I was told that at some uni's for the Children's Nursing they often have young children in the interview to see how the candidate responds and acts to them, did they do anything like this with your mental health nursing interview?
I think I should be okay with basic maths and english. Maths has never been my strongest point but if it's basic calculations etc then I think I should be okay, and I take english literature AS level so hopefully that will help me.
I found it surprisingly easily although the wait is the worst bit! Can't give any specifics but most questions I got are on here:
My advice will be to learn all about the uni before you go, learn about what they scored in uni stats, show you -really- know the course and then prepare answers in your mind for what questions you think you'll get. I'm not great off the cuff but thankfully they pretty much expect for you to stammer a bit so just deep breathes and think before you speak, they won't mind if you take a while to talk. Also, practice good communcation
Your college should let you practice mock interviews with them nearer the time, didn't do it personally but if you think it helps then give it a go.
I can see that happening with the child/learning disability nursing but the closest I got was at one of the group interviews we had a professor and a service user giving us scores.
Yeah you'll probably be fine, there is a NHS demo of some Maths questions which you can try out but it depends on the uni, Chester was basically infant school level whereas Manchester/Salford was fairly more advanced although at Salford you could get away with skipping a few questions.