Background: I currently hold an ordinary degree of BSc (non-hons) in Health and Social Care as an exit award from doing the Adult Nursing course. I'm still passionate about pursuing my nursing but unsure of how to take a step forward. I have been told of options from different people and I am unsure which would be the best possible step to take.
Advice given to me:
- Take the 3rd year again as I failed one module (currently have 340 credits).
-Do a top-up degree in Adult Nursing
-Do a masters pre-reg in Adult Nursing
-Do the NA or RDNA route
I want to take the quickest route as much as possible which means that taking the 3rd year again would be the best option. However, most universities only accept 120 credit transfer which means I will have to go back from the 2nd year.
Top-up degrees will most likely take around 2 to 3 years. Someone suggested to do a masters but most universities will only accept a specific grade which makes it difficult searching for a university that is not so strict. With the NA route, apparently I couldn't do this as I have completed my first 2 years of the nursing course and since the modules will be similar, I wouldn't be allowed to something that I have already gained credit for. The RDNA route will mean that I have to work for a few years before I can get into this and will have to move somewhere near a bigger trust who caters this course.
Furthermore, since I have a degree already, I don't know how funding will work. I don't know which one will be the most practical, time and funding wise. I have asked multiple universities and so far, they haven't been very positive. It feels really weird as everytime I take a step forward, I learn something which makes me fall 2 steps behind. I really need your help, guys! I don't want to give up on this career. Thank you so much for your advice in advance!