CAREERS ADVISORS DAY Bachelor of Nursing course September

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
• Some become nurse specialists and nurse
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 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
- 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
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