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    I had a look at Adult Nursing (what I am applying for) on Unistats.com at Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Universities, and what surprised me was the way the course was structured so differently at each place:

    Hertfordshire:
    http://www.unistats.com/subjects/stu...eturnTo/Search

    Bedfordshire:
    http://www.unistats.com/subjects/stu...eturnTo/Search

    What a difference, is this accurate? I have been to open days at both and both said 50% would be placement, 50% other work/theory.. so I assumed all uni's follow this pattern.

    Thoughts? is either pattern better than the other or no..?
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    (Original post by Nanodae)
    I had a look at Adult Nursing (what I am applying for) on Unistats.com at Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Universities, and what surprised me was the way the course was structured so differently at each place:

    Hertfordshire:
    http://www.unistats.com/subjects/stu...eturnTo/Search

    Bedfordshire:
    http://www.unistats.com/subjects/stu...eturnTo/Search

    What a difference, is this accurate? I have been to open days at both and both said 50% would be placement, 50% other work/theory.. so I assumed all uni's follow this pattern.

    Thoughts? is either pattern better than the other or no..?
    Both would have the same amount of hours spent in placement and theory, however they could chose to have different assessments as long as they show to the NMC that their meeting all the standards so both universities could assess you with different types of essays and exams hence the different percentages (i think).
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Both would have the same amount of hours spent in placement and theory, however they could chose to have different assessments as long as they show to the NMC that their meeting all the standards so both universities could assess you with different types of essays and exams hence the different percentages (i think).

    I see, although it's strange how year 1 for Bedfordshire is 49% placement yet in Hertfordshire it's only 29%.. so seems they do not have the same hours spend in placement or theory? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Nanodae)
    I see, although it's strange how year 1 for Bedfordshire is 49% placement yet in Hertfordshire it's only 29%.. so seems they do not have the same hours spend in placement or theory? :dontknow:
    Over the whole 3 years it would average out to be the same although 29% doesn't sound quite right
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    You would end up doing the same amount of hours as everyone no matter what university you go to because that's what has been set out by the nursing and midwifery council. Some universities set it out differently though, like I am applying to Manchester and they set it out that you have a few days in uni and a few days in placement a week whereas some unis do block placements
 
 
 
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