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.
This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students.
Features of the book include:
practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence
all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions
helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application
top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like
example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.
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.
Introduction - Karen Elcock What is Nursing Today? - Karen Elcock Do I Have What it Takes to be a Nurse? - Karen Elcock Entry Requirements - Beattie Dray and Kim Tolley Work Experience and Volunteering - an Opportunity for you to Demonstrate your Values - Sue Fergy and Kim Tolley What is Involved in Undertaking a Nursing Course? - Kim Tolley and Maggie Davenport Choosing the Right Field of Nursing - Maggie Davenport, Rosi Castle, Mary Brady, Penny Smith and Martyn Keen The Application Process and Choosing the Right University - Sue Fergy Preparing for Selection Day - Kim Tolley Numeracy Tests - Andrew Perkins Literacy Tests - Mandy Gough and Karen Elcock The Selection Day - Beattie Dray What Happens Next? - Karen Elcock