Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this dilemma. I'm about to start doing 3 A2s and then I was planning on doing a diploma in Nursing, starting next September. However, my year head at college says I should do a degree in nursing instead.

    I've been trying to find out information about these courses on the net, and, as far as I can see, both courses are 3 years long. For the diploma you get paid a non-means-tested bursary, but to do the degree you have to apply through UCAS and do the whole student loan thing.

    Do you start off in a higher position if you do the degree? It just doesn't make sense to me.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ButterCookie)
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this dilemma. I'm about to start doing 3 A2s and then I was planning on doing a diploma in Nursing, starting next September. However, my year head at college says I should do a degree in nursing instead.

    I've been trying to find out information about these courses on the net, and, as far as I can see, both courses are 3 years long. For the diploma you get paid a non-means-tested bursary, but to do the degree you have to apply through UCAS and do the whole student loan thing.

    Do you start off in a higher position if you do the degree? It just doesn't make sense to me.
    I don't know too much about nursing but if you pose the exact same question on this forum you are more likely to receive good answers: http://www.medschoolguide.co.uk/forum/index.php
    (just post it in 'Doctors mess')
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ButterCookie)
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this dilemma. I'm about to start doing 3 A2s and then I was planning on doing a diploma in Nursing, starting next September. However, my year head at college says I should do a degree in nursing instead.

    I've been trying to find out information about these courses on the net, and, as far as I can see, both courses are 3 years long. For the diploma you get paid a non-means-tested bursary, but to do the degree you have to apply through UCAS and do the whole student loan thing.

    Do you start off in a higher position if you do the degree? It just doesn't make sense to me.
    You dont start at a higher position if you do a degree. my sister had just finished her degree in nursing and wished she done the diploma cause she did everything the same as the diploma students except she did a dissertation! Had the same lectures and placements and now she is in £7,000 more of debt as them cause she wasnt intitled to the full grant and had to take out a student loan!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    u will have to top up ur diploma to a degree at sum stage through secondment so in the long run it will be easier if u went for a degree as u will end up having ot study longer on diploma... however if u are concerned about bursaries u do receive one on the degree course aswell and u will also be able to gain a studnet loan. i hope that helps.
 
 
 
Poll
Which accompaniment is best?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo

Merck

"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.