Good news

  1. I have just had a conditional offer at uni to do my health visitors course. It all depends now if i can get sponsorship.. Still got my fingers crossed
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Congratulations! For those of us in the US, could you tell us a little more about what a health visitors course is and how sponsorship is involved?
  4. by   purplemania
    good luck. you deserve a break.
  5. by   uk_nurse
    Health visitors here in uk is a nurse who cares for babies from 12 days old to 4 yrs. They monitor development checks,give advice on different topics, hold clinics,offer support., health education and promotion. They generally ensure all is well till they start school.
    The sponsorship is when a trust continue to pay your wages whilst you are training and once qualified you are expected to work for that trust for at least 2 years. I had sponsorship from my trust when i did my paediatric nurse training, the wages are much better than the bursary that that the government give you.
    To get sponsorship you have to attend an interview and do a presentation and have good references. So sponsorship is very difficult to get. I am still waiting on hearing to see if i have an interview. It has been a week now and heard nothing I am still keeping my fingers crossed.
    Last edit by uk_nurse on Mar 15, '04