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    Hi, new on here. I'm a hca on a ICU unit. I'm doing my foundation degree in healthcare practice starting October. How fast can you get it done. It's ou and says part time 4 years . I want to do my nurse training which work said they will help with but the government are changing the rules an I will soon have to pay for my nursing course. i'm prepared to put the hours in .If anyone can give me any advice.
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    (Original post by icumum)
    Hi, new on here. I'm a hca on a ICU unit. I'm doing my foundation degree in healthcare practice starting October. How fast can you get it done. It's ou and says part time 4 years . I want to do my nurse training which work said they will help with but the government are changing the rules an I will soon have to pay for my nursing course. i'm prepared to put the hours in .If anyone can give me any advice.
    You'll need to complete your foundation course first. Then you can apply for the normal degree (3 years) or go through OU (4 years) but you still work alongside it.

    So I'd say minimum of 4 years from starting your foundation course.
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    Thank you. I just wanted to beat the government to it!
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    Thank you. I just wanted to beat the government to it!
    Sadly you won't. This year (September 2016 and March 2017) will be the last nhs funded intake. You'll still be able to afford to do it (it's possible you will end up with more money during training with loans) but sadly it will be an extra tax on your income once you qualify (that's how I see student loan payments).

    Good luck with everything!

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