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1 So you want to be a nurse?

2 What is a nurse?

3 No really. What is a nurse?

4 Can we define it? “ Nursing is putting us in the best possible conditions for Nature to restore or to preserve health – to prevent or to cure disease or injury” Florence Nightingale 1882 The use of clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain, or recover health, to cope with health problems, and to achieve the best possible quality of life, whatever their disease or disability, until death. R.C.N 2003

5 A nurse is Caregiver Critical Thinker & Decision Maker Communicator Educator Manager & Co- ordinator Counsellor Leader Researcher Team Worker Patient Advocate

6 The Qualification: BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) Eligibility to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register The Course: A 3 year programme 50% theory & 50% practice over a 45 week academic year Each year requiring the achievement of 120 credits at level 4 (yr 1), 5 (yr 2) & 6 (yr3) Nursing at Plymouth University

7 Why Plymouth?

8 Why Plymouth University? On site Facilities Library Teaching Rooms Clinical Skills Cafes Student Support Personal Tutor Module Teachers Small sub-groups Admin staff Learning support Strong Links with acute and community trusts Links with Medical & Dental School

9 How & What will I study? 30/07/201206/08/201213/08/201220/08/201227/08/201203/09/201210/09/201217/09/201224/09/201201/10/201208/10/201215/10/201222/10/201229/10/201205/11/201212/11/201219/11/201226/11/201203/12/201210/12/201217/12/201224/12/201231/12/201207/01/201314/01/201321/01/201328/01/201304/02/201311/02/201318/02/201325/02/201304/03/201311/03/201318/03/201325/03/201301/04/201308/04/201315/04/201322/04/201329/04/201306/05/201313/05/201320/05/201327/05/201303/06/201310/06/201317/06/201324/06/201301/07/201308/07/201315/07/201322/07/201329/07/2013 Academic Year 1 Uni week Prog wk Activity Induction NRS101 ADN103 Reading Week Intro to practice ADN103 NRS101 ADN101A/L Practice 1: 262.5hrs Introduction week =300A/L ADN102 ADN103 Practice 2: 420 hrs 2012 cohort Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Academic Year 2 Uni week Prog wk Activity A/L Intro to yr 2 Reading week ADN202, ADN203, ADN201, ADN204, NRS201 ADN204, ADN203, ADNAD202, ADN201 Practice 3: 187.5hrs A/L ADN202, ADN203, ADN204, NRS201 ADN204, ADN202, ADN203 Practice 4: 247.5hrs A/L ADN202, ADN204, ADNADN203 Practice 5: 450hrs Reading Week A/L (A) 2011 cohort Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Exam Academic Year 3 Uni wk cohort Prog wk Activity A/L (A) R/W (A) A/L (B) R/W (B) Intro to yr 3 Reading Week NRS301, ADN303 Practice 6: 225hrs NRS302, ADN303, ADN301, A/L Reading week NRS302, ADN301, ADN303 NRS302, ADN303 Practice 7: 187.5hrs A/L ADN302, ADN303 Practice 8: 487.5hrs Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Academic Year 3 Uni week Prog wk Practice NRS301 Management and Leadership Module ADN101 Core Concepts in Health ADN201 Public Health ADN203 Applied biology Activity ElectiveA/L NRS101 Preparation for Practice Module ADN103, ADN204, ADN303 Practice/Skills ADN302 Law & Ethics Practice Mon Yr 1720 NRS201, NRS302 Evidence Based Practice ADN102, ADN202, ADN301 Adult Nursing Reading Weeks Personal Tutor Tues Yr 2885 Careers Day Personal Study Consolidation days Wed Yr 3900 Induction Thurs Fri Total2505

10 These can include: Immediate care Critical care Acute care Intermediate care Long term conditions Palliative care End of life care Where will I practise? In the patient’s home? In acute hospitals In community hospitals

11 You may be required to travel for your practice placements, developing a broader practice experience, in both rural and urban areas Where will I practise?

12 Apply through UCAS Closing date for applications is 15 th January of the year in which you wish to study Late applications will only be considered if places are still available Investigate the career prospects and professions So you want to come to Plymouth?

13 We want the best! How will we choose?

14 Your Application: Educational Achievements GCSE: Five subject grades at C or above. Must include English, maths and a science A levels: 240 UCAS tariff points (minimum 160 points from two A levels) – preference Human Biology Non Standard Academic Qualifications: BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a Science or Health Related Subject Access to Higher Education – grades at Distinction & Merit Foundation Degree in health plus GCSE English & Maths

15 An interest in and knowledge of the profession Good communication skills A caring ability Problem solving and use of initiative Ability to work in a team Scholarship Your Application: Personal Attributes

16  Experience of working with others Health Care Voluntary Sector Retail Sector Hospitality Sector Clubs and Organisations In school or college Your Application: Relevant Experience

17 Interview Day Follows initial scrutiny of UCAS form Allows us to choose you and you to choose us. Includes in depth information about the programme Includes a face to face interview Is compulsory

18 at PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) A copy of this presentation can be found on the University website shortly after the open day at: facebook.com/PlymUniHES


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