Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118560353
  • ISBN-13: 9781118560358
  • DDC: 610.730711
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If youre considering a career in nursing, Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including: Career assessment -- is nursing for you? Choosing a field to specialize in -- adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. Long term planning -- A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience -- that can make you a more attractive candidate Considerations for mature/non-traditional students. Personal statement -- Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and -- truly personal -- personal statement Research -- Put together a plan that ensures you find a university thats right for you. Test preparation -- Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills. The interview -- Common questions and how to tackle them whether youre in a one-on-one and group interview. From How do I get started? to When can I expect to be offered a place? Get into Nursing School For Dummies answers the questions you have with the information you need.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with a Career in Nursing.
2: Getting to Know Nursing.
3: Exploring Your Options: Nursing Fields.
4: Focusing on Your Personal Development.
5: Weighing Academic Qualifications.
6: Professional Requirements: How Do You Rate?.
7: Proving Your People Skills.
8: Gaining Care Experience.
9: Preparing to Apply.
10: Understanding the Nursing Programme.
11: Exploring Universities.
12: Making the Most of Open Days and Visits.
13: Money Matters.
14: Perfecting Your Application.
15: Following the UCAS Process.
16: Writing Your Personal Statement.
17: Finding Solid References.
18: Attending Selection Days . . . and Beyond.
19: Attending the Selection Day.
20: Preparing for Assessments.
21: Excelling in the Interview.
22: Getting Your Results and Making Decisions.
23: The Part of Tens.
24: Ten Tips for a Successful Application.
25: Ten Common Pitfalls to Navigate.
About the Author.
Publisher's Acknowledgments.