training for foreigners?

  1. are there any nursing schools in the UK that accept (paying) foreign students?

    thanks for any info.
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  3. by   madwife2002
    MOst of them, you need to think of where you want to go do an internet search and then contact the Uni
  4. by   olivedrab
    Quote from madwife2002
    MOst of them, you need to think of where you want to go do an internet search and then contact the Uni
    REALLY??? i was told that nearly all of them are "free" tuition schools (paid for by the NHS) that are solely for UK citizens.
  5. by   madwife2002
    No if you do the degree you can pay your own way-you need to chase that up
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    as far as I know most will take foreign students but the fees are high and no guarantee that you can stay in the country once you have qualified
  7. by   olivedrab
    Quote from madwife2002
    No if you do the degree you can pay your own way-you need to chase that up
    which degree do you mean?
    it's odd because a uk uni admin was the one who told me about that situation in a reply via email when my friend and i requested an admissions packet to be mailed to the US. s/he declined to send us anything because we were told we couldn't be admitted anyway.
  8. by   sweetpealoubylou
    How odd its quite common for UK based universities to accept paying international students bear in mind though that each university does have set a set amount of places for international students. Sounds like that particular University was being snotty they shouldnt refuse to send post overseas.
    Have you and your friend tried UCAS.co.uk it gives you a list of all the Unis and colleges. And also allows you to search by course area.
    Hmn as for the Unis being free tuition schools for UK students only that was very very wrong of them to say. NHS pays for Diploma courses which are free to british students. Degrees in nursing however are paid for by the student.
    Here are a few good website links

    [FONT=GillSansMT-Light]http://www.ucas.ac.uk/studyuk/index.html
    www.nmas.ac.uk
    http://www.iasuk.org/module_images/Students%20(Jan%2006).pdf
    www.dfes.gov.uk/pro.uk/providerregister

    From what I have been reading all applications for Degrees go through UCAS even for US citizens. They let you choose 6 Universities/colleges that you would like to apply to. I would highly contact UCAS as a starting point.

    Good luck and hope these links help

    Lou
    Last edit by sweetpealoubylou on Sep 9, '06
  9. by   olivedrab
    Quote from sweetpealoubylou
    Good luck and hope these links help
    THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    you --->
  10. by   sweetpealoubylou
    hi olivedrab your very welcome did the links help any keep us posted on how it all goes

    Lou x
  11. by   dreamer83
    Hmmm...I currently live in the US and am in the process of researching a US nursing degree...I am a dual citizen (Germany/US) and will be relocating back to Europe eventually. Will I have to go back to school to do my training or what would the requirements be if I get an Associates or Bachelors or Nurse Practitioner degree in the US and then relocate? I'm interested in moving to N. or S. Ireland, England or Germany/Austria...anybody know where I'd need to look?? Also...why does it seem like many of the UK and european nurses want to move to America? are conditions not that good?? I have heard the pay is lower for European nurses...but could the higher pay of US nursing careers be that much of a draw to come here?

    Gracias!!!
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from dreamer83
    Hmmm...I currently live in the US and am in the process of researching a US nursing degree...I am a dual citizen (Germany/US) and will be relocating back to Europe eventually. Will I have to go back to school to do my training or what would the requirements be if I get an Associates or Bachelors or Nurse Practitioner degree in the US and then relocate? I'm interested in moving to N. or S. Ireland, England or Germany/Austria...anybody know where I'd need to look?? Also...why does it seem like many of the UK and european nurses want to move to America? are conditions not that good?? I have heard the pay is lower for European nurses...but could the higher pay of US nursing careers be that much of a draw to come here?

    Gracias!!!

    Hi

    guess we all see things differently and want to try other things. Money does come into me moving to the USA but the main thing I feel is a challenge to learn and experience something different to the UK. Starting pay is approx 18,000 in the UK but is slightly higher for those working in London.

    As long as your training equates to the UK (3 years) you should be OK, check the NMC website out and may explain a bit more to you. www.nmc-uk.org
  13. by   debbieuk
    hi
    can i just say that Degree courses also get a bursary and are paid for by the NHS, i keep hearing that degrees have to pay their own way and i was talking to a diploma student only today who wanted to do the degree and didn't because she was told the same .... it is a lie.......

    debbie
  14. by   olivedrab
    anyone recommend a particular uni or city/town to check out? also would appreciate advice on places to stay away from. the ucas list is so long that i would prefer to have some knowledgeable people to give me a few clues first, before i send in more info.

    thanks in advance!

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