I have just applied to a few scottish universities for adult nursing. I am 29. I have no highers (A Levels) but I have 8 credit level standard grades and a HNC in admin and IT. I have worked in a health centre in the admin department for 9 years and also work in boots as a healthcare advisor and dispensing assistant. Just wondering if anyone has ever gotten in on work experience alone or knows someone who was in the same position?
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- 03-11-2016 12:30
- 04-11-2016 07:45
Work experience does boost your application massively but a lot still get in if they present themselves well at the interview and show they know what they're talking about. Most universities will probably want you to have a biology based qualification, or some biology mixed in with the quals you do have. I could be wrong though and they could still consider you but you'd have a lot to catch up on in regards to learning. It's not unheard of i'm sure as I know people do totally unrelated degrees and then go on to do the PgDip in nursing.
- 10-11-2016 01:58
I didn't have any science based qualifications (I had a levels in drama, media and history and a degree in Primary Education) - the lady who interviewed me at edge hill told me experience counts for a lot. It's basically ucas points+experience+good interview =place offered.
I thought I'd completely fluffed my interview but was offered an unconditional place on the March intake 24hours after my interview (I applied through clearing).
If it's what you really want go for it...what's the worst that can happen
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- 21-11-2016 00:20
Have you checked the qualification requirements of the individual universities that you have applied to?
If you do get offered a place at university I would recommend that you spend some time studying biology as they will expect you to get to A level standard by the end of the first year (along side your other modules and placements)