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    Hi all,

    I've recently graduated from The University of Bedfordshire with a Health & Social Care degree. I wish to carry on my studies and I am interested in applying for a Masters in Nursing.

    Just wanted to know whether anyone is applying to do a Masters in Nursing this year or currently on this type of course. It would be great to know more about it
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    What are you trying to achieve by doing this? A Masters isnt a 1-year postgrad conversion course to achieve qualified nursing status, it about in depth academic study that builds on an existing nursing degree and/or experience - see this as one example : http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/nursing-msc/ Your background isnt in Nursing.

    If you want tobqualify as a Nurse then you need to do a full nursing training at undergrad level - there are no short-cuts to this : https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-...become-a-nurse
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    I'm currently in the process of doing a similar 2 year post graduate entry course to become an OT, not nursing but this is something I've considered myself so hopefully I can provide some insight! Both the Nursing and OT routes will be more academically rigorous than the undergraduate route, and obviously more intense overall as its basically the same course reduced down from 3 to 2 years in most cases. Most nursing courses seem to be about 50:50 academic/practice placements, so usually about 45 weeks of the course altogether.

    I would strongly recommend getting some work experience before applying. Mostly so you can see which area of Nursing you'd like to specialise in (adult, childrens, mental health etc), but also to give you a bit of an edge over other applicants as the grad entry routes are usually more competitive to get into than BSc. I'm currently working as a Health Care Assistant which I think helped me in applying for OT, and from what I've seen these types of jobs come up often and with your health and social care background I'm sure you'd stand a really good chance of getting a job as a HCA!
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    What are you trying to achieve by doing this? A Masters isnt a 1-year postgrad conversion course to achieve qualified nursing status, it about in depth academic study that builds on an existing nursing degree and/or experience - see this as one example : http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/nursing-msc/ Your background isnt in Nursing.

    If you want tobqualify as a Nurse then you need to do a full nursing training at undergrad level - there are no short-cuts to this : https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-...become-a-nurse
    Thanks for replying however I don't think you understood me? There are many masters in nursing courses out there which allow you to gain a nursing registration at the end of the two years. I have been looking at three or four where entry requirements state that no previous nursing qualification is required however it must be a previous degree linked to health care. So I fully know what I would like to achieve

    I did consider applying for an undergraduate nursing course however I have been told it would be a waste of time for me to carry out another three years when I can achieve registration in two years.

    Few examples of this type of course...

    http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/cou...stration-adult

    http://courses.wlv.ac.uk/course.asp?code=NH096P01UVD
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    (Original post by Sophio06)
    Hi all,

    I've recently graduated from The University of Bedfordshire with a Health & Social Care degree. I wish to carry on my studies and I am interested in applying for a Masters in Nursing.

    Just wanted to know whether anyone is applying to do a Masters in Nursing this year or currently on this type of course. It would be great to know more about it
    Hey

    I've applied and will be doing a PGDip in Adult Nursing in September. Which is the two year postgrad course to become a nurse. As I understand it, some places also offer at MSc as well but for me I chose the PGDip and then I can top it up to MSc later if I fancy it.
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    (Original post by Sophio06)
    Hi all,

    I've recently graduated from The University of Bedfordshire with a Health & Social Care degree. I wish to carry on my studies and I am interested in applying for a Masters in Nursing.

    Just wanted to know whether anyone is applying to do a Masters in Nursing this year or currently on this type of course. It would be great to know more about it
    Hello, i am starting my masters in adult nursing using a degree 1:1 in human biology and infectious diseases and 770hours health care assistant experience. This course is 2 years course at wolverhampton university and offers automatic entry onto NMC, so you can become a band 5 nurse once you finish this course no need for full 3 years undergraduate training.

    Hope this helps- go for it if you are passionate about nursing.
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    (Original post by Sophio06)
    Thanks for replying however I don't think you understood me? There are many masters in nursing courses out there which allow you to gain a nursing registration at the end of the two years. I have been looking at three or four where entry requirements state that no previous nursing qualification is required however it must be a previous degree linked to health care. So I fully know what I would like to achieve

    I did consider applying for an undergraduate nursing course however I have been told it would be a waste of time for me to carry out another three years when I can achieve registration in two years.

    Few examples of this type of course...

    http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/cou...stration-adult

    http://courses.wlv.ac.uk/course.asp?code=NH096P01UVD

    I don't think the course previously studied needs to be a health related course. I have come into contact with two students doing it with a previous law, and business degree.
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    (Original post by cazcar19)
    Hey

    I've applied and will be doing a PGDip in Adult Nursing in September. Which is the two year postgrad course to become a nurse. As I understand it, some places also offer at MSc as well but for me I chose the PGDip and then I can top it up to MSc later if I fancy it.
    Hey hi, I have just came across your response. Anyway I am thinking of doing the same programme of nursing when I graduate next year.

    However, I need to be on top of things, so I would like to know what qualifications or experience should I have to be able to do this PGDip in Adult Nursing when the time comes for applying ?

    Secondly which university is that doing this programme ? How is it going anyway ? I hope to hear from you very soon. Thank you
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    So I noticed this thread is quite old but I have an interview for pre registration post graduate nursing masters and wondered what the questions were like and if there were more leadership questions?
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    (Original post by ngel4u)
    Hello, i am starting my masters in adult nursing using a degree 1:1 in human biology and infectious diseases and 770hours health care assistant experience. This course is 2 years course at wolverhampton university and offers automatic entry onto NMC, so you can become a band 5 nurse once you finish this course no need for full 3 years undergraduate training.

    Hope this helps- go for it if you are passionate about nursing.

    Hi
    I am going to study masters in adult nursing is their any chance I could speak to you about this course morein private please
    My email address is [email protected]
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    (Original post by Tamara Khan)
    Hi
    I am going to study masters in adult nursing is their any chance I could speak to you about this course morein private please
    My email address is [email protected]
    Hi Tamara I don't think we are supposed to give out personal info on forums, I don't really want to reply to an email in case I end up with 1000,s spam emails
    I'm happy to answer messages on here
 
 
 
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