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    Hi all
    I have been offered a place @ staffs uni to do child nursing this September.
    My dream job has always been midwifery but I unfortunately didn’t get the entry requirements on my access course to study that. I am now kicking myself as I didn’t realise that with children’s nursing you cannot do the 18mnth conversion midwifery course.
    Can you change from child to adult in the first year if their are any places left?
    If not will I have to do child nursing first and then apply for a 3 year midwifery degree?
    Any help would be appreciated on what to do for me to reach my goal
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Elizajane94)
    Hi all
    I have been offered a place @ staffs uni to do child nursing this September.
    My dream job has always been midwifery but I unfortunately didn’t get the entry requirements on my access course to study that. I am now kicking myself as I didn’t realise that with children’s nursing you cannot do the 18mnth conversion midwifery course.
    Can you change from child to adult in the first year if their are any places left?
    If not will I have to do child nursing first and then apply for a 3 year midwifery degree?
    Any help would be appreciated on what to do for me to reach my goal
    Thank you!
    Hi, it might be worth a try seeing if you can change to midwifery, if you aren’t too far off meeting the entry requirements you might be in with a chance of being accepted.
    At my university there is the possibility to change branches of nursing at the end of the first year if there is space, however I think it would be best to see if you can change before you start. Just in case changing branch isn’t an option when it comes to the end of the first year.
    The degree is tough enough & if you want to be a midwife, going through the three years of adult nursing is tough enough plus not only is the 18 month midwifery conversion competitive but it may not exist in a few years so if you can get on to the midwifery course now (if it’s possible), I think that would be best.
    I hope this helps.
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    (Original post by mel_l218)
    Hi, it might be worth a try seeing if you can change to midwifery, if you aren’t too far off meeting the entry requirements you might be in with a chance of being accepted.
    At my university there is the possibility to change branches of nursing at the end of the first year if there is space, however I think it would be best to see if you can change before you start. Just in case changing branch isn’t an option when it comes to the end of the first year.
    The degree is tough enough & if you want to be a midwife, going through the three years of adult nursing is tough enough plus not only is the 18 month midwifery conversion competitive but it may not exist in a few years so if you can get on to the midwifery course now (if it’s possible), I think that would be best.
    I hope this helps.
    Hi Mel,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I’ve been debating and I was wondering if I could complete my child nursing degree and then apply for a midwifery degree for 3 years, however would I be funded for this or will I have to self-fund? (Completely not an option)
    Thanks !
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    (Original post by Elizajane94)
    Hi Mel,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I’ve been debating and I was wondering if I could complete my child nursing degree and then apply for a midwifery degree for 3 years, however would I be funded for this or will I have to self-fund? (Completely not an option)
    Thanks !
    Hi, I’m not sure if you could get funding for a second healthcare degree I’m afraid. Another forum member may be able to advise you or you may be able to find out online.
    The other thing to take into consideration is the length of time you would be spending in full time education. I would personally consider what options are available for you to go straight into studying midwifery if that is what you want to do. Two degrees in a row sounds pretty tough going too.
 
 
 
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