Presentation on theme: "Faculty of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery Application Process Presentation Academic Year 2009-2010."— Presentation transcript:
Faculty of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery Application Process Presentation Academic Year
The UCAS Process Applications for all Nursing, Midwifery or Operating Department Practice Courses offered by Universities in the United Kingdom are normally submitted online at UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) at The deadline for on time applications is 15 th January Late applications may not be processed. No Direct Applications and/or Curriculum Vitaes will be accepted.
The UCAS Application Form The UCAS Application Form is divided into sections: Personal Details Qualifications Completed and/or Pending Personal Statement Reference
Personal Details This section asks you to provide your: Name Date of Birth Address Disabilities School, College or University Education Course Choice
Qualifications Completed or Pending This section asks you to provide your: Qualifications Completed (i.e. GCSEs, A-Levels, Access etc) The Date the Qualification was completed. The Grade Awarded Qualifications Pending (i.e. GCSEs, A-Levels, Access etc) The Date the Qualification is due to be completed.
Personal Statement The Personal Statement should consider your core qualities and skills including: Your interest in people and their health Awareness of the role (Nurse, Midwife, ODP) Awareness of the course requirements Your motivation to become a Nurse, Midwife or ODP Academic ability: Literacy and Numeracy skills Commitment Mature attitude Cont…….
Personal Statement …… and show evidence of your potential to achieve: Competency in clinical skills The ability to work under pressure A professional attitude Communication skills The ability to work independently & in a team Management skills Cont……
Personal Statement ….. You should also think about the challenges you will encounter: Prioritising – academic work/patient care Self-discipline to organise work Shift work – 24 hour care Stressful Responsibility and accountability Physically and mentally demanding Cont….
Personal Statement ……. and finally should also focus on the rewards: Job Satisfaction Stimulating work Every day is different Team work Teaching and learning
Reference The final section of the application asks for a reference to be provided. Suitable referees include: Current or Previous Employer Current or Previous Educational Institution Current or Previous Voluntary Work Friends, Family Members or Neighbours are not acceptable.
Applications Dos and Donts Dos Give a complete record of your past academic and/or employment history. Provide an appropriate referee, whom must be able to comment on your work and/or academic capacity [attendance, commitment and general health and so on] Take your time composing your personal statement which should summarise your understanding of the role and information relevant to the course you are applying for including personal attributes. Declare any disabilities.
Applications Dos and Donts Donts Leave gaps in your employment history. Forget to include any pending qualifications being used to gain access to the course within the appropriate section and/or personal statement.
Application Process UCAS Form Received Preliminary Screening Shortlisting Unsuccessful Interview Unsuccessful Offer Place
Typical Interview If your application is successful at shortlisting, then you will be invited to attend an Interview Day. This day will vary according to the course but may include: Course Presentation Tour of School Group Problem Solving Activity Individual Interview Individual Interviews will consist of a member of academic staff from the course you have applied as well as a member of clinical staff from a local NHS Trust.
Dispelling the Myths True That places are only offered after a successful interview. That you will be required to complete a satisfactory Police and Health Check if offered a place. That applications will not be processed unless evidence of recent academic study completed within the last 5 years is indicated in your application. That applications will not be processed unless you have met or are likely to meet the minimum academic entry requirements. That as a student you will complete clinical placements which involves travel across the whole region.
Dispelling the Myths False That places are only offered to candidates who fall into certain categories based on age, gender, background etc. That places are given to candidates based on the application form without an interview.