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Getting into Nursing

Getting into Nursing

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

I used Getting into Nursing as a classroom resource when preparing the class for UCAS applications and uni interviews it had very valuable tips.

Mrs Denise Anderson
Care and Life Sciences, West College Scotland
April 28, 2015

I use this on open days for applicants considering nursing as a career

Mrs Vanessa Heaslip
Department of Nursing, Bournemouth University
February 10, 2015

This book is extremely helpful for prospective nursing students. I would recommend this book in my capacity as Admissions & Recruitment Lead for my undergraduate nursing programme which accepts 400 students yearly. Part of my role is to engage with young people studying at 6th form and those attending university events who are considering a career in Nursing.

Ms Karen Iley
Nursing Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester
May 8, 2014

This is a good book for anyone considering applying to become a nurse. The interview process is competitive and anything that can give you an edge is worthwhile. This book explains the fields of nursing that could be considered and the entry requirements. It then discusses the interview process and gives tips on how to prepare. This book also contains sample numeracy and literacy papers.

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
April 28, 2014

anyone hoping to enter the profession would find this really helpful and enable them to make the relevent choice as to which branch of the profession th enter

Judith Knight
Nursing and Midwifery Department, Coventry University
February 21, 2014

Useful for recommending at Open days, I had this book with me, and many student took the details

Mrs Lyn Rosen
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Salford University
February 21, 2014

I think this is a valid book with some very useful advice but it is more targeted at the Further Education or Schools market as this is advice for those wishing to get on a course

Mr Colin Winter
Adult Nursing, London South Bank University
December 23, 2013

A very useful book for prospective nurses or thsoe interested in healthcare but unsure which profession to join

Ms Mary Brady
School of Nursing - Faculty of Health and Social C, Kingston University
December 20, 2013

Recommended text for our first year nursing degree students

Dr Vincent Icheku
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
December 3, 2013

Good book for use during summer school activity for prospective students.

Ms Chioma Onyedinma-Ndubueze
Faculty of Health and Social Care Southwark, London South Bank University
November 25, 2013

Karen Elcock

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. More About Author