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    Hi all,
    I was meant to be applying to start University for next March but due to the course changing the entry requirements as of September I am applying for this March!!! Only trouble is I am leaving my job in retail to (hopefully) start a Nursing course. I need to make my personal statement stand out and sell myself so hard if I'm going to make it.

    Any tips would be very helpful!!
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    (Original post by stephw28)
    Hi all,
    I was meant to be applying to start University for next March but due to the course changing the entry requirements as of September I am applying for this March!!! Only trouble is I am leaving my job in retail to (hopefully) start a Nursing course. I need to make my personal statement stand out and sell myself so hard if I'm going to make it.

    Any tips would be very helpful!!
    My very serious advice would be to check if they are still accepting applications now the deadline date has passed. Nursing is a hugely competitive course and you really don't want to be giving up your job if the courses are now closed. Call first thing tomorrow and check.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    My very serious advice would be to check if they are still accepting applications now the deadline date has passed. Nursing is a hugely competitive course and you really don't want to be giving up your job if the courses are now closed. Call first thing tomorrow and check.
    They are accepting, it was the lady in the admissions office who told me to apply that's the main reason I am as I would of waited until next year and done my GCSE's again as I have functional skills and they won't be accepting them as of Sept.
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    (Original post by stephw28)
    They are accepting, it was the lady in the admissions office who told me to apply that's the main reason I am as I would of waited until next year and done my GCSE's again as I have functional skills and they won't be accepting them as of Sept.
    OK, go ahead then. I've moved this into the nursing forum, where you might get some more specialist advice.
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    (Original post by stephw28)
    Hi all,
    I was meant to be applying to start University for next March but due to the course changing the entry requirements as of September I am applying for this March!!! Only trouble is I am leaving my job in retail to (hopefully) start a Nursing course. I need to make my personal statement stand out and sell myself so hard if I'm going to make it.

    Any tips would be very helpful!!

    Which field of nursing are you looking at applying to and have you got any healthcare related experience?
    Basically, make it clear you are aware of what being a nurse involves and talk about your personal qualities relating to nursing and the 6c's and any transferable skills you have and throw in some current nursing related issues in too.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Which field of nursing are you looking at applying to and have you got any healthcare related experience?
    Basically, make it clear you are aware of what being a nurse involves and talk about your personal qualities relating to nursing and the 6c's and any transferable skills you have and throw in some current nursing related issues in too.
    Adult Nursing and no healthcare experience! I work in a health food shop so got a few skills from there i.e courses we have to go on and knowledge we need is quite in depth. Also 6c's are in a way used when talking to customers about ailments.
    Thank you for your help
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    (Original post by stephw28)
    Adult Nursing and no healthcare experience! I work in a health food shop so got a few skills from there i.e courses we have to go on and knowledge we need is quite in depth. Also 6c's are in a way used when talking to customers about ailments.
    Thank you for your help
    I m sure you can mention plenty for the c of communication in that case. It could be harder not having experience but definetly just do your best to show how passionate you are
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    (Original post by stephw28)
    Adult Nursing and no healthcare experience! I work in a health food shop so got a few skills from there i.e courses we have to go on and knowledge we need is quite in depth. Also 6c's are in a way used when talking to customers about ailments.
    Thank you for your help
    Hi
    I also have no previous healthcare experience and have not worked at all since having my eldest child 13 years ago 😳 apart from helping my husband run his business.
    I made sure my personal statement focused on my transferable skills gained from previous employment and life experiences and that I understood what would be expected of me at uni and in nursing.
    I was offered places at 5 out of 5 of the uni's applied to and have accepted a place at KCL for September.
    It's possible, you just have to really sell yourself
    Good luck!
 
 
 
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