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I'm interested in studying Nursing in the UK and I'm currently a high school senior in the US.
My only worry is I don't know if my five choices are a reach vs. fit vs. safety. I've searched up stats on each of the uni websites but I can't get too much information.
For all the UK locals, are Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Lincoln, and Derby a reach for an international student with a predicted 555 in APs and a 1330 on SATS? I'm also mentioning extracurriculars in my PS like certifications, summer programs, and volunteering/leadership for non-profits.
Thank you!
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For Nursing you need 'caring experience' - work or volunteering in any form of environment where you are dealing with people so Aged Care, Special Needs School, Homeess Shelter, volunteering in a hospital or hospice in any way, etc etc. You will also need an understanding of how the NHS works in the UK. All of this needs to be obvious in your Pesonal Statement and you will be questioned about it in any interview.

NHS - useful reading :
Principles that guide the NHS - https://www.gov.uk/government/public...on-for-england
NHS Values - https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/wor...s-constitution
NHS 6 Cs - https://nursingnotes.co.uk/resources...cs-of-nursing/ (older framework than HNS Vaues but still useful to know)
Advice about Writing your Personal Statment for Nursing - https://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/asset...t-Guide-v3.pdf

Uni choices - for Nursing it doesnt matter which Uni you go to as all courses are accredited as equal by the Nursing Council.
So choose the type of Uni where you will feel comfortable and a city that appeals to you.
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For Nursing you need 'caring experience' - work or volunteering in any form of environment where you are dealing with people so Aged Care, Special Needs School, Homeess Shelter, volunteering in a hospital or hospice in any way, etc etc. You will also need an understanding of how the NHS works in the UK. All of this needs to be obvious in your Pesonal Statement and you will be questioned about it in any interview.

NHS - useful reading :
Principles that guide the NHS - https://www.gov.uk/government/public...on-for-england
NHS Values - https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/wor...s-constitution
NHS 6 Cs - https://nursingnotes.co.uk/resources...cs-of-nursing/ (older framework than HNS Vaues but still useful to know)
Advice about Writing your Personal Statment for Nursing - https://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/asset...t-Guide-v3.pdf

Uni choices - for Nursing it doesnt matter which Uni you go to as all courses are accredited as equal by the Nursing Council.
So choose the type of Uni where you will feel comfortable and a city that appeals to you.
That clarifies a lot, thank you! Do you know the type of questions they ask during interviews, or would it differ uni to uni? I'd feel a lot more confident if I could type out and practice the interview beforehand so any tips and info on what goes on during the meeting would be awesome!
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(Original post by McGinger)
For Nursing you need 'caring experience' - work or volunteering in any form of environment where you are dealing with people so Aged Care, Special Needs School, Homeess Shelter, volunteering in a hospital or hospice in any way, etc etc. You will also need an understanding of how the NHS works in the UK. All of this needs to be obvious in your Pesonal Statement and you will be questioned about it in any interview.

NHS - useful reading :
Principles that guide the NHS - https://www.gov.uk/government/public...on-for-england
NHS Values - https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/wor...s-constitution
NHS 6 Cs - https://nursingnotes.co.uk/resources...cs-of-nursing/ (older framework than HNS Vaues but still useful to know)
Advice about Writing your Personal Statment for Nursing - https://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/asset...t-Guide-v3.pdf

Uni choices - for Nursing it doesnt matter which Uni you go to as all courses are accredited as equal by the Nursing Council.
So choose the type of Uni where you will feel comfortable and a city that appeals to you.
It's the Nursing AND MIDWIFERY council.
NMC. The "Nursing council" doesn't exist
Care experience also isn't as much of a must-have for nursing as people believe. I trained with and mentor current students, and wok with some trained staff, who have absolutely no care experience prior to starting their lives nursing degrees and are absolutely fine.

(Original post by apricot_)
I'm interested in studying Nursing in the UK and I'm currently a high school senior in the US.
My only worry is I don't know if my five choices are a reach vs. fit vs. safety. I've searched up stats on each of the uni websites but I can't get too much information.
For all the UK locals, are Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Lincoln, and Derby a reach for an international student with a predicted 555 in APs and a 1330 on SATS? I'm also mentioning extracurriculars in my PS like certifications, summer programs, and volunteering/leadership for non-profits.
Thank you!
Don't just mention extracurriculars- make sure you've linked them to nursing.

(Original post by apricot_)
That clarifies a lot, thank you! Do you know the type of questions they ask during interviews, or would it differ uni to uni? I'd feel a lot more confident if I could type out and practice the interview beforehand so any tips and info on what goes on during the meeting would be awesome!
What gets asked varies fron uni to uni. "Why nursing" and something about the 6 Cs like which one is the most important or how you'd apply them to life are common questions.
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(Original post by Emily_B)
It's the Nursing AND MIDWIFERY council.
NMC. The "Nursing council" doesn't exist
Care experience also isn't as much of a must-have for nursing as people believe. I trained with and mentor current students, and wok with some trained staff, who have absolutely no care experience prior to starting their lives nursing degrees and are absolutely fine.


Don't just mention extracurriculars- make sure you've linked them to nursing.


What gets asked varies fron uni to uni. "Why nursing" and something about the 6 Cs like which one is the most important or how you'd apply them to life are common questions.
Absolutely agree with you on not requiring any experience for nursing.
I didn't have any experience when I did my nursing degree years ago as went straight to university at 17 from secondary school.

Everybody thinks you need it but not necessary although if they have any experience then it will be useful.

Every university asks different things but main few questions are generally " why nursing for your career " and " 6 C's of nursing " plus learn things about the " Nursing & Midwifery council code of conduct procedure ".
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