Getting into Nursing

Getting into Nursing

Paperback Transforming Nursing Practice

By (author) Karen Elcock

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 12mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 0857258958
  • ISBN 13: 9780857258953
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 389,178

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Nursing is the one of the most popular degrees in the UK, with nearly 200,000 applicants every year. Competition for places is tough, and it is essential to stand out from the crowd in order to get a place. This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms, passing numeracy and literacy tests and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them.

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Karen Elcock is Head of Programmes, Pre-registration Nursing at Kingston University and St George's University London, one of the early implementers of the new degree programme for nursing. She has taught on and led pre-registration nursing programmes for over 20 years and has a particular interest in how student nurses learn in practice settings which makes up 50% of pre-registration nursing programmes.

Table of contents

Introduction What Is Nursing Today? - Karen Elcock Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse? - Karen Elcock Entry Requirements - Beattie Dray with Kim Tolley What Is Involved in Undertaking a Nursing Degree? - Kim Tolley Choosing the Right Field of Nursing - Maggie Davenport et al The Application Process and Choosing the Right University - Sue Fergy Preparing for the Selection Day - Kim Tolley Numeracy Tests - Andrew Perkins Literacy Tests - Mandy Gough The Selection Day - Beattie Dray What Happens Next - Karen Elcock