ACCESS TO NURSING - SWAP
This is a full-time course (19 hours/week) over one year and is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).
Aimed at people who will normally have life experience skills and are wishing to return to education with their objective being a career in Nursing, who have few or no qualifications and who have been out of education for more than 5 years.
You may check your eligibility by contacting SWAPWest directly via www.scottishwideraccess.org
**Please Note: When completing your personal statement please follow the guidelines closely
What you need to qualify for entry...
Whilst there are no formal qualifications required, applicants must have good written and spoken communication skills.
Applicants must have been absent from formal education for a minimum of 5 years.
Applicants will be assessed through thier personal statement as part of the recruitment process
Where English is not your first language Higher ESOL or equivalent is necessary.
If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in a similar subject area.
You need to provide a comprehensive personal statement with your application which MUST include the following:
- Why you wish to study the access programme
- What field of nursing do you wish to enter and why?
- What do you think are the things patients are most concerned about when being treated medically?
- Give an example of a time within your personal life and/or work life where you have dealt with a challenging situation.How did you respond to this, what was the outcome, and what would you do differently if faced with this situation again?
- Include the skills, qualities and attributes you believe you have that would make you the right person to work in your chosen field.
Course units include:
- Values & Principles in Care
- Social influences
- Stress and stress Management
- Human Development and behaviour
- The Human Body
- Mental Health and Mental Illness
- First aid
- HIV Infection
- Core skills such as Communications Higher, ICT and Numeracy.
Candidates will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations.
Full Time (3 1/2 days per week)
1 Academic Year
August - June.
Applicants wishing to study on a part-time basis will be considered and should provide information on this in their personal statement and at interview.
Undergraduate in Adult/Mental Health Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University and University of West of Scotland. HNC: Care & Administrative Practice at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Employment within the nursing field.