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Getting into Nursing

Getting into Nursing
A complete guide to applications, interviews and what it takes to be a nurse

Third Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)

March 2022 | 168 pages | Learning Matters

Considering a career in nursing and want to understand what is involved? Ready to take the plunge and looking for advice on choosing a course and succeeding in your application? This book has been written for you.

Why do you need this book?

·       Learn what it is like to be a nurse today and what you’ll need to get there, from personal qualities and values to practical work experience and entry requirements

·       Understand the different routes into nursing and how to choose the right field

·       Practical advice and activities help you to write a compelling application and practise for your interview

·       Top tips from students, lecturers and nurses provide an insight into what to expect from the process, and how to avoid common pitfalls

Chapter 1: What is nursing today?
Chapter 2: Do I have what it takes to be a nurse?
Chapter 3: Entry requirements
Chapter 4: Work experience and volunteering
Chapter 5: What is involved in undertaking a nursing course?
Chapter 6: Choosing the right field of nursing
Chapter 7: The application process and choosing the right university
Chapter 8: Preparing for the selection day
Chapter 9: Numeracy and literacy tests
Chapter 10: The selection day
Chapter 11: What happens next

This is an exceptional text for applicants applying to get into nursing. i will be recommending it at open days and school and college events but not for the reading list for students on the programme

Mrs Karen Chandler
Nursing and Midwifery, City University of London
July 6, 2022

Much of the contents is not relevant for students who are already on a BSc nursing programme

Ms Stephanie Dunleavy
School of Nursing (Magee), Ulster University
June 24, 2022

A supportive text from application to getting started on the course.
Good layout and top tips.

Mrs Gemma Rose Slade
Health and Social Care, Cambourne Pool Redruth College
April 27, 2022

I suggest this text in open days and use it for my own outreach work. It's informative and through and an excellent resource!

Dr Michael Klingenberg
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
July 15, 2022

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