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I have seven years of nhs experience as a band three healthcare support worker/ mainly community nursing and an arts degree and a pgce . I know that on paper this should be ok for the MSc pre reg nursing course and two years would be better financially and age wise for me but I’m wondering whether the BSc might be better in terms of science and theory knowledge and it’s twenty years since I studied so whether I’ll cope with an MSc bit then I wonder whether the first year of BSc will be a lot of stuff I’ll know from work such as record keeping, info governance , infection control, safeguarding etc ?? Just trying to weight up the realities of how they compare
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I also have an arts degree from 2014 and I applied for both Bsc and Msc. I got accepted on both and ended up choosing MSc.

Its case by case scenario but the uni might offer you either or both. Or they might also ask you to complete a refresher course like Access to Nursing in your local college so that you can get more confidence/experience for it. Good luck!
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(Original post by Fortysomething)
I have seven years of nhs experience as a band three healthcare support worker/ mainly community nursing and an arts degree and a pgce . I know that on paper this should be ok for the MSc pre reg nursing course and two years would be better financially and age wise for me but I’m wondering whether the BSc might be better in terms of science and theory knowledge and it’s twenty years since I studied so whether I’ll cope with an MSc bit then I wonder whether the first year of BSc will be a lot of stuff I’ll know from work such as record keeping, info governance , infection control, safeguarding etc ?? Just trying to weight up the realities of how they compare
I chose the undergraduate course over three years, after speaking to the university. The masters was basically the undergraduate course pushed into two years. (Their words not mine). Also with Covid and having kids there was no room for illness on the 2 year masters course I looked at. So if my kids were ill or I was ill then I would have to get someone else to look after them. I would be working all through the summer holidays and Christmas on the course. I wanted to learn at a steady pace and have holidays with my kids. If you have already have a degree then the level 7 work will be an easy adjustment to make on the masters. Good luck
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I have just been offered an interview for the MSc !! Excited
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could you not get sponsored by your trust. remember the masters is tougher and the risk of failing is higher. do you have any resent study.
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could you not get sponsored by your trust. remember the masters is tougher and the risk of failing is higher. do you have any resent study.
No they do offer apprenticeships through open university but I would have to change roles as I currently work in an area which wouldn’t want me to do adult nursing as it’s quite a specialist area I work in
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I have just been offered an interview for the MSc !! Excited
That's great news!
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No they do offer apprenticeships through open university but I would have to change roles as I currently work in an area which wouldn’t want me to do adult nursing as it’s quite a specialist area I work in
Just be aware your placements won’t necessarily be on the ward you work on. You will be expected to have assessed placements in other areas of the hospital. Some universities do have courses to work and train at the same time which may be an option. Good luck with your interview.
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