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    What are the best universities for children’s nursing. I’m applying for Chester and Edge Hill but I know they are hard to get into to
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    childrens nursing is one of the most competitive uni courses out there, no matter which uni you apply to.

    google top universities for nursing in the UK. and it comes right up. currently as it stands, it is:

    1. Glasgow
    2. Edinburgh
    3. Surrey
    4. Leeds
    5. Southampton
    6. Liverpool
    7. Keele
    8. Nottingham
    9. York
    10. UEA (East Anglia)
    11. Birmingham
    12. Manchester
    13. Cardiff
    14. Manchester Metropolitan
    15. Brunel University London

    These are only the top 15, theres loads more and the list goes on.

    I applied last year when i was in Year 13, and applied to Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales, Nottingham and Southamptom. I was offered interviews to all of them but unfortunatey only recieved an offer from 1, and itwas the one i least wanted to attend.
    So i decided to take a year out and am in the process of applying again with a hopefully stronger application and life experiences.

    Be aware that you will be called to interviews, its not like other courses where you send off your application and either do or do not recieve an offer. Nursing is a lot harder to get into as there is a middle man, in the form of interviews and sometimes literacy and numeracy tests.

    Good luck in your application and dont be scared to change your plans or be flexible. Ive had to and im ok
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    University ranking doesn't mean **** when it comes to courses like nursing.

    Visit the universities you're interested in, get a feel for the place, speak to current students and staff and see if you like it.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    University ranking doesn't mean **** when it comes to courses like nursing.

    Visit the universities you're interested in, get a feel for the place, speak to current students and staff and see if you like it.

    well it does mean ****. it means **** for every course. you may argue it means more for nursing, because you need to look into things like, employment percentage rates after graduating.
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    well it does mean ****. it means **** for every course. you may argue it means more for nursing, because you need to look into things like, employment percentage rates after graduating.
    The NMC regulate the outcomes of every pre-registration nursing course in the UK to ensure content covered is consistent to produce newly qualified nurses with the same ability across the country. When interviewing newly qualified nurses employers don't care where students have trained and often don't even care about grades. What they are interested in, is that you are interested in their area of practice and that you come across in the interviews like you will have the ability to cope as an NQ nurse in their department/ward etc.

    There is a shortage of registered nurses currently, you could qualify with a poor grade from somewhere regarded as a poor university and still not struggle to find work on qualifying.

    In the end, it's better to find a university you're comfortable at, you're going to be living there for at least three years, rather than going somewhere you end up having a miserable existence at purely because it's at the top of some sort of league table.
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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    The NMC regulate the outcomes of every pre-registration nursing course in the UK to ensure content covered is consistent to produce newly qualified nurses with the same ability across the country. When interviewing newly qualified nurses employers don't care where students have trained and often don't even care about grades. What they are interested in, is that you are interested in their area of practice and that you come across in the interviews like you will have the ability to cope as an NQ nurse in their department/ward etc.

    There is a shortage of registered nurses currently, you could qualify with a poor grade from somewhere regarded as a poor university and still not struggle to find work on qualifying.

    In the end, it's better to find a university you're comfortable at, you're going to be living there for at least three years, rather than going somewhere you end up having a miserable existence at purely because it's at the top of some sort of league table.
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