CAREERS ADVISORS DAY Bachelor of Nursing course September 2013 What do we look for academically? • 5 GCSEs are required which must include English, Mathematics and a Science subject, two GCSEs must be at grades A*-B and 3 at grade C or above AND • 3 ‘A’ levels at Grade ABB (prefer one of Biology, Psychology or Sociology) OR Other equivalent qualifications including: – Degree 2:1/ masters /PhD, – Edexcel/ BTEC Extended Diploma @ DDM – Access to Higher Education (see website for details) – International Baccalaureate 34 points – FETAC (Irish) Potential to achieve 5 Distinctions 3 Merits Selection process- short listing Short-listing is based upon: • Personal Statement; • Predicted/Actual Grades/Performance; • Reference. Career prospects • Of the nurses qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2012, graduate (nursing posts) employment was 100% by May 2013 • Nurses may work in hospitals or community settings, but others can work in schools, industry, prisons, education, research, management, • Graduating students work locally, nationally or overseas • Some become nurse specialists and nurse consultants Career projection and salaries for qualified nurses in 2013 • • • • • Staff nurse salary (band 5) £21-27k; Nurse team leader (band 6) £25-34k; Higher level nurse (band 7) £30-40k; Consultant nurses (band 8) £39-67k See http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk for details Applicants for 2014 • • • • Over 1900 people applied for 104 places; 550+ interviews; 250 offers made; 104 to start Entry route for 2012 cohort Male starters: 7; female starters 97 Why choose the University of Birmingham? What we can offer you - Study in a first-class University; - Clinical experience of Adult, Mental Health, and Children’s Nursing, before choosing field of practice. Shared learning with physiotherapy students; - 50% of the course in practice, in a wide range of clinical areas; Why choose the University of Birmingham? (2) - A 4-week elective placement in the UK or abroad - Means-tested bursaries from the NHS Student Grants Unit; - Tuition fees paid for you by the Department of Health (finance currently under review) Excellent career opportunities- highly sought after by local Trusts Question time?