as most of you know im trying to get sponsorship for my health visitors course. I have a place at uni for sept 2004. Im unable to get sponsorship as i have not been qualified for 2 yrs (will be 18 mths in sept). Ok i thought thats fair enough. I explained this to uni and they suggested that if i really want to do the course and i could afford it why dont i self fund.After long discussion with hubby i decided yes why not its only a year. I must find my own community practice teacher. I got in touch with the various people and find it hard to get one. No one has to pay anything just train me. I dont understand why its so difficult to do. I am now considering giving up in trying. Im trying to better myself but seem to hit a brick wall. Sorry for moaning but i so much want to do this course in sept and dont want to give up my place.
, but it looks as tho i have to.
May 5, '04
Quote from Agnus
Don't mean to be Mean but have you heard yourself? "no one has to pay anything just to train me?"
You make it sound like this person should be honnored and grateful.
Look you need them not the other way around. It is you not they who should be greatful that there is no payment involved.
Training someone is a LOT of work. They do not NEED to train you. YOU need training.
You are asking for something; have you ever considered offering something of real value to the other person in return. Please, don't assume what that person will consider valuable. It may not be what you think. Find out what you can do for the person whom you are asking this FAVOR. Yes, you are asking a favor, i.e. something for nothing. you have given them nothing so far.
Angus you misunderstand. I will have to pay for the course if i self fund. I am not asking for a favour! so i'm not asking for something for nothing and believe me the course is not cheap! Community Practice Teachers are paid to train people like me, just as uni lecturers are paid to train student nurses and student nurses get a bursary!!! i will get NO MONEY at all. As i see it i have given them something, MONEY to train me so please dont say i have given them nothing.
Community trusts sponsor nurses to do the course i.e they pay for the course and give them a wage each month at an 'E' grade. In my eyes i have saved the trust money by funding the course MYSELF! and NOT getting a wage. So please DONT say im trying to get something for nothing!
"no one has to pay anything just to train me?"(Quote by Angus)If you read post properly i did not say 'just to train me' I said no one has to pay anything to train me' Meaning the trusts.
Last edit by uk_nurse on May 5, '04