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    I'm unsure whether I should go for nursing or radiography, each would present me similar paths but with different duties, I have interest in both and i'm willing to commit to one however I need some more knowledge on how the course is and whether it is worth it? .. help please
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    (Original post by Daryl.A)
    I'm unsure whether I should go for nursing or radiography, each would present me similar paths but with different duties, I have interest in both and i'm willing to commit to one however I need some more knowledge on how the course is and whether it is worth it? .. help please
    Hi.

    I'm about to start a diagnostic radiography course in a couple of weeks.

    It depends how you feel you work best and what your interests are! Nurses will spend a lot more time on patient care, and potentially see the same patients over an extended period of time depending on your specialism. Were you thinking about adult nursing, mental health, children's?

    Diagnostic radiographers will often only see a patient for a brief amount of time, and you're less likely to see the same patient twice in general X ray or A&E. There's also more of a focus on physics when it comes to learning some of the modalities.
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    (Original post by lledrith)
    Hi.

    I'm about to start a diagnostic radiography course in a couple of weeks.

    It depends how you feel you work best and what your interests are! Nurses will spend a lot more time on patient care, and potentially see the same patients over an extended period of time depending on your specialism. Were you thinking about adult nursing, mental health, children's?

    Diagnostic radiographers will often only see a patient for a brief amount of time, and you're less likely to see the same patient twice in general X ray or A&E. There's also more of a focus on physics when it comes to learning some of the modalities.
    I did have an interest of adult nursing, however i'm looking to branch out and I'm quite interested in radiography, I have had a little work experience in terms of getting to see an actual radiographer at work and it interest me a lot. I am already very family with nursing due to family history, which is why I was looking to branch out.
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    (Original post by Daryl.A)
    I did have an interest of adult nursing, however i'm looking to branch out and I'm quite interested in radiography, I have had a little work experience in terms of getting to see an actual radiographer at work and it interest me a lot. I am already very family with nursing due to family history, which is why I was looking to branch out.
    That sounds promising. Make sure you start contacting hospitals for additional work experience places as soon as possible if you intend to apply for 2016 intake, since all of them will require official evidence of this prior to starting. The universities will provide their own templates for this which you can download, depending on where you want to apply.

    Double check the entry requirements for diagnostic radiography though, some (but I must stress, not all) will demand physics qualifications as part of their offers.
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    (Original post by lledrith)

    Double check the entry requirements for diagnostic radiography though, some (but I must stress, not all) will demand physics qualifications as part of their offers.
    Hi I have a problem with understanding how I'm going to go about telling my work experience person to fill out FIVE clinical feedback forms for each university?? Or do I just do 1??
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    (Original post by Ashaibrahim5)
    Hi I have a problem with understanding how I'm going to go about telling my work experience person to fill out FIVE clinical feedback forms for each university?? Or do I just do 1??
    My placement supervisor filled out 4 individual forms (and one email) and was happy to do so. They're aware that you're probably applying to more than one university.

    Many (though not all) universities have their own distinct forms. Salford may not appreciate receiving a placement form covered in BCU logos, for instance.



    Edit: removed other info about how different the forms are, since your other threads suggest you already know this.
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    (Original post by lledrith)
    My placement supervisor filled out 4 individual forms (and one email) and was happy to do so. They're aware that you're probably applying to more than one university.

    Many (though not all) universities have their own distinct forms. Salford may not appreciate receiving a placement form covered in BCU logos, for instance.



    Edit: removed other info about how different the forms are, since your other threads suggest you already know this.

    Finally a reply! Thank you so much!
 
 
 
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