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Hi everyone!

It's that time of year again...



Branch:
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Uni(s) applying to:
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I'll start

Branch: Mental Health
Level: Some BSc, some PGDip
Uni(s) applying to: LSBU, King's, Greenwich and City
Previous experience: Volunteering at an inpatient unit, working with NHS trust to provide wellbeing sessions at a local recovery college, general customer service and lots of working with kids!


How about everyone else?
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Hi

Branch: Children's
Level: Bsc
Uni(s) applying to: Kingston
Previous experience: Did some work experience in a nursery few years ago, and I'm currently waiting on hospital getting back to me about volunteering in paediatrics (they were waiting on 2nd reference coming through which was sent yesterday)
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Hello

Branch - adult
Uni - usw and Cardiff
Experience - current full time carer to my mum. Worked in hospitals etc during placements, I have and hnc in childcare and an hnc is social care. I also did a year a half of child nursing. I initially was interested in midwifery but because of my caring role at the moment I think my skills are more suited to nursing of all ages.
Sent my ucas longest wait of all now.
Good luck everyone
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Hi guys!!
Branch: adult nursing
Level: Bsc
University: Manchester metropolitan in March 2017!
Experience: currently manage a 20 bedded mentally and physically disabled nursing unit in a care home where I've been for the past 6 years!

Big changes ahead! Everyone excited? Xx
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Hi Everyone!
Branch: adult nursing
Level: Bsc (hoping for PGDip in Year 2 as I already have a degree)
University: Edge Hill March 2017 (Place Confirmed)
Experience: Previously a teacher, became carer for my grandfather, currently working as a carer for a palliative care team.#So excited for this! Has anyone else got any top preparation tips? xx
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Hi guys!

Branch: child
Level: bsc
Uni(s) applying to: northumbria, teeside, leeds, york, manchester
Previous experience: I have so much childcare experience, just returned from being an aupair in america for the past 2 years. Currently looking for some work experience in a number of health charities and hospitals
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(Original post by Nicole24xxx)
Hi guys!!
Branch: adult nursing
Level: Bsc
University: Manchester metropolitan in March 2017!
Experience: currently manage a 20 bedded mentally and physically disabled nursing unit in a care home where I've been for the past 6 years!

Big changes ahead! Everyone excited? Xx
Have u applied? Im interested in applying for march 2017 at mmu but the course might be full for dat intake, gnna have to give them a ring.
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Hi☺️☺️
Branch: Adult nursing
Level: Undergraduate Bsc
Uni(s) applying to: MMU, Salford uni, uclan, ljmu and wolverhampton
Previous experience: worked in a residential care home supporting ppl with learning disabilities and complex care needs, worked in a brain injury unit, supported living and just got a job as a senior care assistant at a nursing home with the elderly.
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Branch: Child

Level: Undergraduate

Unis: Hopefully-KCL, Kingston, Middlesex, LSBU or Greenwich
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Branch: Mental Health
Level: Undergrad
Uni(s) applying to: York, Sheffield - undecided about other three choices.
Previous experience: outreach worker, various voluntary roles.
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Have u applied? Im interested in applying for march 2017 at mmu but the course might be full for dat intake, gnna have to give them a ring.
Hi!
I think it's too late to apply now for March 2017 I applied last September I start in March had my interview in April.
I think u can apply now for September 2017 or March 2018! Double check by all means!
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Have u applied? Im interested in applying for march 2017 at mmu but the course might be full for dat intake, gnna have to give them a ring.
I was told when I phoned UCLAN that there were no clearing places left for March 2017 but I could apply in September. I started writing my application last week just in case I didn't get an offer from Edge Hill and MMU was still an available choice for March 2017 so if you're going to apply it needs to be in the next fortnight I'd say good luck!


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Branch: Adult (my second degree)
Uni(s): KCL, City Uni London, Middlesex, DMU and LSBU
Experience:

- Eight month community internship working with elderly adults, especially those with health issues or suffering from bereavement.
- Work experience placement in a geriatric ward at a local hospital
- Currently working full-time as a HCA at a nearby nursing & residential home since April
- Shadowed my aunt, also a nurse, at her surgery for a day.
- Other past voluntary roles working with vulnerable adults, such as CAB Case Advisor


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Hi

Branch - Mental Health
Level - Undergraduate
Unis - Northumbria, Teesside, undecided about the others as I want to stay local
Experience: I haven't actually got any clinical experience yet. Got loads of extra-curricular stuff such as debating society and organising various charity events (for a hospital-related charity) but I've trying to apply for voluntary work at my local hospital for 2 years and not had success. I'm doing Biology, Maths and Politics at A-Level.

Worried that my lack of experience will ruin my chances of getting in :/ anyone got any advice or in a similar situation?
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Hiya! Finally excited to be able to apply this year :-)
Branch - Mental Health
Level - Undergraduate
Unis - Surrey, Kingston, Essex, Anglia Ruskin and Kings
Experience: I haven't had much clinical experience to be honest, it's like gold dust around my area (and my age doesn't help as mental health experience seems to be challenging to get at 18) but I have been involved in lots of CAMHS participation days, mental health workshops and service user workshops. Also have personal experience with my family etc. Not sure if this will be a problem as there seems to be a lot of mature students who have such an abundance of relevant work experience :-(
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Hiya! Finally excited to be able to apply this year :-)
Branch - Mental Health
Level - Undergraduate
Unis - Surrey, Kingston, Essex, Anglia Ruskin and Kings
Experience: I haven't had much clinical experience to be honest, it's like gold dust around my area (and my age doesn't help as mental health experience seems to be challenging to get at 18) but I have been involved in lots of CAMHS participation days, mental health workshops and service user workshops. Also have personal experience with my family etc. Not sure if this will be a problem as there seems to be a lot of mature students who have such an abundance of relevant work experience :-(
That's my worry too! Do you think we'll be okay to get in without loads of experience? That being said, you still seem to have a lot more than me. It's the same in my area, really really hard to find :/
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Hi all!

I'm pleased to hear you're all actively researching Nursing courses for September 2017!

I just wanted to give you some more information about the Nursing programmes we run at Anglia Ruskin!

We've been running nursing courses for over 25 years, and in 2014 we were commended by the Nursing & Midwifery Council on the passion and pro-activity of our staff, our students and our working partnerships. We work very closely with the NHS and are enthusiastic about educating, training and providing our students with the experience they need to have a positive effect on the experience of patients in healthcare settings.

We run a number of Nursing related courses which include:

Nursing - Adult - BSc (Hons)
Nursing - Child - BSc (Hons)
Nursing - Mental Health - BSc (Hons)
International Nursing Studies - BSc (Hons)
Nursing - FdSc
Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) - BSc (Hons)

...and more!

If you have any questions about Nursing at Anglia Ruskin University, please don't hesitate to ask away!

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(Original post by Emilia28)
Hi

Branch - Mental Health
Level - Undergraduate
Unis - Northumbria, Teesside, undecided about the others as I want to stay local
Experience: I haven't actually got any clinical experience yet. Got loads of extra-curricular stuff such as debating society and organising various charity events (for a hospital-related charity) but I've trying to apply for voluntary work at my local hospital for 2 years and not had success. I'm doing Biology, Maths and Politics at A-Level.

Worried that my lack of experience will ruin my chances of getting in :/ anyone got any advice or in a similar situation?
I'm starting Adult Nursing in less than a week 😎.
I struggled to get any work experience, at one of the university open days they recommended that I contact some local care homes, so I did exactly that. For the last 8 months I've been helping out at a Dementia nursing home, I chat to the residents, get involved in the activities and also feed the residents unable to feed themselves. It is great experience, I enjoy it, the residents get the company and it looks good on my cv, I would highly recommend it.
I got offers from 4 universities
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(Original post by lyseden)
Hiya! Finally excited to be able to apply this year :-)
Branch - Mental Health
Level - Undergraduate
Unis - Surrey, Kingston, Essex, Anglia Ruskin and Kings
Experience: I haven't had much clinical experience to be honest, it's like gold dust around my area (and my age doesn't help as mental health experience seems to be challenging to get at 18) but I have been involved in lots of CAMHS participation days, mental health workshops and service user workshops. Also have personal experience with my family etc. Not sure if this will be a problem as there seems to be a lot of mature students who have such an abundance of relevant work experience :-(
My post above will probably be of help to you
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That's my worry too! Do you think we'll be okay to get in without loads of experience? That being said, you still seem to have a lot more than me. It's the same in my area, really really hard to find :/
I spoke to my psych teacher about it yesterday, and she did say that work experience really would help my application. She said even working in care homes would be enough experience - more specifically dementia and learning disability for me as these link into mental health (not sure what branch you're doing). I suppose every little helps!
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