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For anyone thinking of applying to do their degree in Mental Health Nursing…..

donnajkemp

One of the things that potential mental health nursing candidates are required to know is what a mental health nurse does; what is their role? As a degree entry profession since 2011 nursing candidates apply for their courses through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Candidates need to provide their demographic details, their qualifications, a reference and a personal statement. For many pre- registration mental health nursing courses the personal statement is the deal breaker; the quality of the personal statement is the difference between rejecting the candidate and inviting them to come along for an interview.

Admissions tutors typically look for a number for a number of things within the application and statement: does the candidate meet (or is predicted to meet) the entry requirements? Does the reference support the application – I have yet to see a reference that doesn’t; are there transferable skills evident; are their personal values…

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