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Im a 19 yr old soon to be 20 international student and want to take midwifery but my grades arent enough. So i was accepted into biological sciences. Yet my heart and mind is still set on Midwifery. And idk of i should decline and still apply for it or do for 1 semester/year then apply for september 2022. But idk if it'll be too late. Wont i be too old?
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There’s no such thing as old or young like I’m 17 and I wanted to do midwifery but I simply don’t have the grades because it’s rlly competitive but just think about if your capable of doing it because midwifery is very competitive but try doing an online course or watch some university lectures on YouTube and go on from there
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(Original post by wanderlea)
Im a 19 yr old soon to be 20 international student and want to take midwifery but my grades arent enough. So i was accepted into biological sciences. Yet my heart and mind is still set on Midwifery. And idk of i should decline and still apply for it or do for 1 semester/year then apply for september 2022. But idk if it'll be too late. Wont i be too old?
There is no such thing as too old. There's people aged 40+ doing nursing/midwifery degrees.
In terms of transferring, starting on biological sciences then transferring to midwifery is practically impossible. You have to do 2300 hours of practice and the same for theory, all over 3 years, to get onto the NMC register.
Best bet is to resit, or do an access course, to get the best grades possible. Spending that bit of extra time to get on to a midwifery course will put you in a better position than starting a different degree and then trying to get in to midwifery.
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(Original post by Emily_B)
There is no such thing as too old. There's people aged 40+ doing nursing/midwifery degrees.
In terms of transferring, starting on biological sciences then transferring to midwifery is practically impossible. You have to do 2300 hours of practice and the same for theory, all over 3 years, to get onto the NMC register.
Best bet is to resit, or do an access course, to get the best grades possible. Spending that bit of extra time to get on to a midwifery course will put you in a better position than starting a different degree and then trying to get in to midwifery.
You give as good advice as I would probably suggested Emily, another option to is perhaps trying to find some part time work as a MCA (maternity care assistant) or HCA on maternity wards in local area and gain as nurse excercise from this as well as what you said on access course and even if delaying things till even 2023 /24 just for to gain experience for the application process for midwifing as it's a competertive course and few students get accepted each year out of hundred of thousands of applicants for the course.
Perhaps if not accepted then you could consider adult/children nursing as perhaps more chances of a place on these courses over midwifing !!!

Age don't matter as long as you are competent enough to work as a nurse
(Original post by wanderlea)
Im a 19 yr old soon to be 20 international student and want to take midwifery but my grades arent enough. So i was accepted into biological sciences. Yet my heart and mind is still set on Midwifery. And idk of i should decline and still apply for it or do for 1 semester/year then apply for september 2022. But idk if it'll be too late. Wont i be too old?
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