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Does nursing really require biology a level?

Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?
Original post by Amal666
Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?

Have you checked the A level entry requirements for nursing on the course pages for unis that you are interested in? Some unis will require it and some won't - you need to check the websites and apply accordingly. For example, Liverpool Uni 'prefers' applicants to have biology, UCLAN doesn't mention specific subject requirements:

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2024/nursing-bn-hons#entry-requirements
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/nursing-with-registered-nurse-adult-bsc
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Original post by normaw
Have you checked the A level entry requirements for nursing on the course pages for unis that you are interested in? Some unis will require it and some won't - you need to check the websites and apply accordingly. For example, Liverpool Uni 'prefers' applicants to have biology, UCLAN doesn't mention specific subject requirements:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2024/nursing-bn-hons#entry-requirements
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/nursing-with-registered-nurse-adult-bsc

Oh thank you. I haven't checked specific universities.
Original post by Amal666
Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?

Hi

Like what Normaw said, each individual university in the UK has their own entry requirements for nursing degrees , you'll find that some universities will be asking you for chemistry, you'll get some looking for only a science subject and then others will be asking for biology.... Yes it is very confusing when you look at different universities requirements but make sure you have your chosen universities entrance requirements for nursing degrees to avoid disappointment 😞 😞 😞.

Your main things required for nursing is Maths, English and a Science subject or whatever the universities requirements are.


I was fortunate to have both chemistry and biology when I first done my veterinary nursing degree but I was always wanting to do adult nursing which I went onto doing straight after completing my veterinary nursing degree and I have graduated as a adult nurse last summer. N

You'll love nursing when you get the opportunity of doing it....... When you are about to qualify ( in the near future) perhaps you should a particular area of nursing to work in ( examples of you like the thought of all aspects of nursing then something like A&E is ideal but very hectic area) or maybe working in a surgical ward.... I chosen maxillofacial surgical ward but they also do orthopaedic surgery - ( broken hands, legs etc) which is brilliant.


Good luck with your upcoming applications and hopefully you get into your chosen career as a student nurse
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Original post by Amal666
Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?

As previously stated, it's all down to the university. Every single one will ask for grade C/4 or above in GCSEs English and Maths.
Some universities specify biology in their A level requirements.
Some universities specify a need for one of biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, applied science, or health and social care in A level requirements.
Other universities just ask for 3 A levels.
Original post by Amal666
Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?

Hiya!

Incase you are interested I have had a quick look at the several Nursing courses that we offer at DMU (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability) and none list any specific A Level subjects as requirements and instead just list the amount of UCAS points.

Here is a link incase you are interested

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/Study/Courses/Undergraduate-courses/Undergraduate-courses.aspx?courselisting1_AtoZLetter=N

I hope this comes as a relief!
-Maddie, Second year Health and Well-being in Society student at De Montfort University
Original post by Amal666
Nursing is one of the careers I'm interested, besides pharmacology. I'm taking physics chem and math. I've checked and searched but didn't get a definite answer if biology is a must.
Am I screwed?
Hi @Amal666,

It's great to hear that you are interested in Nursing. I'd definitely recommend doing some research on which universities require this A-level as part of their entry requirements. All course entry requirements will be found on their website.

Here at UCLan, the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult) programme include:

UCAS: 104 points at A2


Specific A-levels are not mentioned for this course so it could be the same for other universities but it's definitely worth having a look.

If you'd like to learn more about our Nursing course, please feel free to ask me any questions and I'd be happy to help. 😊

You can also explore more about our course including modules and future careers here.

I hope this helps and best wishes ^Sarah

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