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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
returnmigrant I think you might be wrong about the fact that a Masters in nursing is to build on a previous nursing degree/experience. I am considering applying for either BSc or MSc in nursing and I have spoken to many admissions tutors asking their opinion on what course to choose. My background is a BSc in Sport Science and an MSc in Physiology and I would be perfectly suited to an MSc in Nursing although I have no previous experience of nursing. I understand that the MSc in nursing is slightly more academic but the course is geared towards graduates from any discipline. Obviously this only applies to the Universities I have checked out (Huddersfield and Leeds) but I do believe this could have a wider application. :-)
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returnmigrant I think you might be wrong about the fact that a Masters in nursing is to build on a previous nursing degree/experience. I am considering applying for either BSc or MSc in nursing and I have spoken to many admissions tutors asking their opinion on what course to choose. My background is a BSc in Sport Science and an MSc in Physiology and I would be perfectly suited to an MSc in Nursing although I have no previous experience of nursing. I understand that the MSc in nursing is slightly more academic but the course is geared towards graduates from any discipline. Obviously this only applies to the Universities I have checked out (Huddersfield and Leeds) but I do believe this could have a wider application. :-)
You’re absolutely right. I haven’t contributed in this thread for some time but I’ve secured a place for Msc Adult Nursing with registration and I start in a couple of weeks! I have no previous qualification in nursing. I hold a BA in Health and Social Care. Entry requirements are normally a 2:2 or 2:1 degree which doesn’t have to be health related but the unis I looked at did ask for some kind of healthcare experience alongside. I had to complete 600 hours paid work. Not all universities offer the Msc Nursing with Registration either.

I wish you all the best in your application and studies
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You’re absolutely right. I haven’t contributed in this thread for some time but I’ve secured a place for Msc Adult Nursing with registration and I start in a couple of weeks! I have no previous qualification in nursing. I hold a BA in Health and Social Care. Entry requirements are normally a 2:2 or 2:1 degree which doesn’t have to be health related but the unis I looked at did ask for some kind of healthcare experience alongside. I had to complete 600 hours paid work. Not all universities offer the Msc Nursing with Registration either.

I wish you all the best in your application and studies

Hi Sophio06,

Yes I understand most Nursing courses require some practical experience in a 'caring environment', I've decided to switch my job from retail to working in a nursing home. Thanks! I hope I get onto the MSc as opposed to the BSc as hopefully it might lead to more opportunities having a more advanced degree. How was the interview? Did you do numeracy and literacy tests during interview? What kind of questions did they ask?
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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.
Hello there. I am interested in applying to the 2 year nursing course at wolverhampton. I have worked in a care home. I am a bit confused about the reflective portfolio and apel process? does this need to be completed with the application? thanks in advance and congrats on getting a place!!
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I am applying to do the masters in adult nursing
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Hie i know this is an old thread but i have burning questions on this degree requirements. If you dint mind me asking,Were you called for an interview? and did you have to have the 770hrs care experience before applying
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Im a student nurse and at my uni the MSc course is 4 years

3 years undergrad training then 1 year MSc
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Hie i know this is an old thread but im hoping you would be able to respond. Were you called for an interview and did you have to have the 770hrs experience before applying for a place. Is this any different from the bachelor one apart from its intensity?
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Hie i know this is an old thread but im hoping you would be able to respond. Were you called for an interview and did you have to have the 770hrs experience before applying for a place. Is this any different from the bachelor one apart from its intensity?
Hi I was accepted on the course and had all the required hours prior to starting but some of my cohort did not,they had to make the time up during the course so they made it up in holidays.I think this makes it a tougher course and I personally would recomend you get all the hours if possible,im sure it was not 770hrs though.
Bsc pass is 40% and Msc pass is 50%
Msc is level 7 rather than Bsc starts year one at level 4(marks do not count towards your degree but need to be passed,then yr 2 is level 5 and year 3 level 6
Msc is more critical thinking and a higher academic level.
Bsc builds on your knowledge and skills as years progress,the Bsc students definately have alot more spare time to study,Msc is full on hit the ground running!
good luck
interview consisted of 4 similtaneous rotated interviews with academic staff and a nhs user( we had a carer for disabled)
then we had to do a 5 minute presentation on what skills we could bring to the nursing role.
then we had an interview with head of nursing.
it was fun
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