UK Nursing Programs?

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    Hi,

    I'm a US student right now and am trying to decide whether I should see about applying to one of the UK schools for Nursing for next October.

    I'm quite confused on all of these rules about the NHS, but can non-UK citizens join a nursing program in the UK? Even though the price of tuition is higher vs. the UK citizens?

    Here's a link of Leed Met's Nursing Requirements. If anybody wants to have a look..
    http://prospectus.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/detail.htm?ban=NURSI&p=64&attendance=1

    Also, how is the nursing courses in the UK different than in the US? Do you still take the numerous upper division science courses such as, MicroBiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry .. that US students take?

    I'm sorry, I'm so lost! :imbar If anybody can shade some light on this topic, it would be helpful. Thanks!

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    Things may have changed from when I started nurse training but courses often required as a pre requisite in the US was not a requirement in the UK. What you have to be aware of is how the nurse training works in the UK and that as an International student can be very hard to get onto the course and not all universities accept International students on nurse courses. Preference is usually given to UK and EU residents and there usually is a long waiting list for the courses so October 2010 may not be an option

    Couple of things to be aware of on UK nurse training, it is more specialised and if you are fortunate to get onto a course you need t make sure that the course covers both clinical and theory in Obstetrics, Paeds, Mental health as well as Adult. You will also be classed as a International trained nurse when you return back to the US and have to meet the BON requirements for foreign trained nurse
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    Hi there again and happy holidays to everyone both away and in the uk.
    I was really worried about those extra clinicals and theory we will need to make in Obstetrics, mental health and pediatrics, in order to work in the US. I have looked in several universities and the choices are all the same : Adult / child/ or mental health only specialization, there seems to be no option to do all the others at all during the degree.
    What i have found however, was that in all the same Universities, on their (continuing professional education page) they all seem to offer modules on the above) child or pediatrics, mental health etc..would that work?? If anyone would like to check it out (Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge Uk) as a pretty well organised and easy to navegate page)could these modules be a solution, i hope so it would help so many of us..Carla

    Carla
    Last edit by Cprice on Dec 27, '09
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    If you are an International student then you should be able to organise with the university to make sure you meet requirements of home country. If you are a UK student then the university will be training you to work in the UK not trained and then move abroad. If you do top up courses with a university and covers both theory and clinical then it should be accepted by the US but until someone actually does it and the credentials accepted will anyone know if they are OK to do
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    Quote from Ohdust
    Hi,

    I'm a US student right now and am trying to decide whether I should see about applying to one of the UK schools for Nursing for next October.

    I'm quite confused on all of these rules about the NHS, but can non-UK citizens join a nursing program in the UK? Even though the price of tuition is higher vs. the UK citizens?

    Here's a link of Leed Met's Nursing Requirements. If anybody wants to have a look..
    http://prospectus.leedsmet.ac.uk/mai...4&attendance=1

    Also, how is the nursing courses in the UK different than in the US? Do you still take the numerous upper division science courses such as, MicroBiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry .. that US students take?

    I'm sorry, I'm so lost! :imbar If anybody can shade some light on this topic, it would be helpful. Thanks!

    Hi there, in theory yes an international student can enrol onto a nursing program in the UK, however in practice it is extremely difficult to secure a place because as silverdragon has already said there are big waiting lists for UK citizens who want to train as a nurse and these will be given priority over international students.

    As far as the nursing courses, the nursing and midwifery council regulate the course content for nurse training, and this very much dictates what each university must teach in order for a nursing student to become a registered nurse at the end of the training.


    you may find this document useful

    http://www.nmc-uk.org/aDisplayDocume...documentID=328
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    Quote from Cprice
    Hi there again and happy holidays to everyone both away and in the uk.
    I was really worried about those extra clinicals and theory we will need to make in Obstetrics, mental health and pediatrics, in order to work in the US. I have looked in several universities and the choices are all the same : Adult / child/ or mental health only specialization, there seems to be no option to do all the others at all during the degree.
    What i have found however, was that in all the same Universities, on their (continuing professional education page) they all seem to offer modules on the above) child or pediatrics, mental health etc..would that work?? If anyone would like to check it out (Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge Uk) as a pretty well organised and easy to navegate page)could these modules be a solution, i hope so it would help so many of us..Carla

    Carla
    Just seen a couple of your posts in another forum and you are UK planning on moving abroad to the US. Be aware that retrogression may still be ongoing when you qualify and you will have plenty of time to go through the process and if necessary make up any hours (check out the International forum on retrogression as many UK nurses as well as other countries have been affected with several years wait). You may also have to rethink where you move to as many post in the MA forum that without experience many nurses struggle to find work in Boston.
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    Hi Everyone,

    I just moved from Seattle 16 months ago and really want to become an RN here in the UK. I was nearly done with my AA Degree in Seattle but I did not take any nursing related pre-requisites. I'm non EU but but married to EU and I have 5 year residency permit here. My questions is how do I go about this.There are several open universities and Thames valley University I was considering. We do have plans to one day go back to Seattle and I will like to practice as an RN there as well. I would appreciate any help and advise please. Thank you very much.

    Jasmine
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    Quote from Jas2010
    Hi Everyone,

    I just moved from Seattle 16 months ago and really want to become an RN here in the UK. I was nearly done with my AA Degree in Seattle but I did not take any nursing related pre-requisites. I'm non EU but but married to EU and I have 5 year residency permit here. My questions is how do I go about this.There are several open universities and Thames valley University I was considering. We do have plans to one day go back to Seattle and I will like to practice as an RN there as well. I would appreciate any help and advise please. Thank you very much.

    Jasmine
    Hi Jasmine

    Your best best is to talk to someone on the health studies courses at the universities and discuss with you your options. They may be able to tailor your training and cover areas in Mental health/Paeds/Obstetrics as well as general adult and would recommend that it is general adult training you go for. The universities usually list what requirements are required to get on the nurse training courses and you may have to look at getting your schooling in the US evaluated to UK
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    Hi Silverdragon102,

    Thank you for the respond and I will call the University Tomorrow for further details.


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