HNC Care and Administrative practice (HNC CAP) in August? :DWatch
Hey , I'm doing that course too. I can't wait, I'm ready for the challenge haha! I'm doing it at Glasgow kelvin college. Has your college told you which books you should buy? We were told to get (Nursing Practice and Health Care 5E: A Foundation Text (Hodder Arnold Publication). Apparently it's jargon friendly and useful for essays and reports.
I might do HND on same course but extra 3 credits if you want into one of the specialist areas in 2nd year uni. So still in HNC class but will apply SAAS for HND as extra 3 credits on top of this course cost extra. All new to me. Only found out today as I had been offered first year at uni but this is a much better course especially if you have been out of education for a while.
I'm starting this course at North East Scotland College in Aberdeen next Monday I'm quite scared as I have experience in mental health and this seems more clinical based but I am excited for placements
Placements start in November so YEAH very exciting! Will be 2 12 hour shifts a week too.
Need to pass everything with an A to get into second year at uni though.
I am also doing this HNC.
I would like to know if anyone has done the anatomy and phsyiology 40 mark assessment yet and if so how was it?
I have mine after oct holidays!
Hi I have my interview for HNC Care and administrative practice in 2 weeks, how did you find the course? Thanks
The essay's are ok as they are marked on the content and not the academic writing.
Take my advice to get the essays right. Answer the questions and split the questions asked by the word count. This works best as there are a lot of points to cover for the essays. So say there are 8 points on the checklist which will be give for the essay question. Split each point to around 200 words each as tutors are looking for a decent input for each point on the checklist which is usually give to you. And don't forget Introducing the points to be made an a small conclusion.
There is a lot of points so research well. Look at other nursing essays online to see the input required but always only answer the question required and don't talk about other topics on the course which will be irrelevant. For example writing about Psychology in a case study about a patient with a fall which only requires you to answer for the Principles outcomes learned.
The evaluation essay at the end of the course can have every topic talked about and included in the essay to show you have used everything learned from the course and applied it to the last part of the Graded unit which is done.
This course keeps you going and I found that if you keep writing something every week towards your essays in advance it helps as when you are out on placements you will be very tired to start essays due from scratch.
The labs are good in that you get plenty of opportunity to practise before going out to placement. You learn about respirations, blood pressure, taking temperature, oxygen saturation, blood glucose testing, giving injections. There is a 6 bedded room with dummy patients to practice on and the blood testing and blood pressure is done on each other. We did cpr training, first aid and catheter insertion. On the wards you are only allowed to take a catheter out as a first year equivalent student. So overall I am very confident in my skills learned so far and the physiology, psychology and sociology etc modules are really helpful putting the whole course together and making the understanding very good as you will gain lots of confidence from doing all the modules.
Questions asked etc?