Quote from isis17
There has been a fuss lately about a program other than NVQ for those who want to apply for STUDENT VISA in the UK...
Your units as an RN are credited.
I've attended one of their seminars recently and it really seems too good to be true. The only catch is the price Php 500,000.00
BSc HONS (Health and Social Care) is said to compliment your Nursing course.
you study BSc Hons and are able to work for 40 hours without restrictions on overtime. It happens because your work becomes a requirement for your course. you work as a caregiver and not a nurse for the course of 2 years.
I'd like to ask for your advice regarding this. thanks
Could I just add to what Suzanne and Silverdragon have already posted.
The qualification offered in this program is NOT a nursing degree.
The national vocational qualification is NOT a nursing qualification
Yes you may be able to study here and earn a pittance as a carer (nurses aid, health care support) but this will not give you any credits to register as a nurse with the NMC
You will NOT be allowed to practice nursing in the UK without registration with the NMC
You will NOT be allowed to practice nursing in the UK without a valid Visa - i.e. working visa
You will NOT get a working visa to practice as a nurse in the UK as UK hospitals are not hiring anyone who is not a UK or EU national.
If you want to do the study and get a student visa to earn the degree in health and social care because you feel it will help your nursing practice in your own country then so be it but don't be allowed to be fooled into thinking that it will in any way help you get a nursing job in the UK
I know all of this because I am an employer in the UK healthservice, I know what is allowed and what is not. I and every other NHS trust manager in the UK are not allowed to employ a nurse from outside the EU unless they can demotrate clearly that there is noone within the UK or EU with the specialist skills that are required for that job.