Get Into Nursing & Midwifery: A Guide To Application And Career Success by Sarah SnowGet Into Nursing & Midwifery: A Guide To Application And Career Success by Sarah Snow

Get Into Nursing & Midwifery: A Guide To Application And Career Success

bySarah SnowEditorSarah Snow

Paperback | January 5, 2012

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This book is a helpful companion for those hoping to become nurses or midwives. Applications to nursing and midwifery courses are on the rise, and with limited university places available, competition is high.

This accessible guide, packed with up to date and practical information, will guide you through all stages of the admissions process and maximise your likelihood of success.

Sarah Snow is a midwifery lecturer and admissions tutor at the University of Worcester. Her career as a nurse and midwife spans 27 years, the last decade of which has been within higher education, teaching across a range of pre and post registration midwifery and sexual health courses.
Title:Get Into Nursing & Midwifery: A Guide To Application And Career SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:027374609X

ISBN - 13:9780273746096


Table of Contents



Preface ix

List of contributors xi

Key facts xii

Acknowledgements xiii

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the professions 1

Why be a nurse or midwife? 2

What is it like being a nurse or midwife? 5

What skills and attributes do I need to be a nurse

or midwife? 18

Midwifery specifics 20

Nursing specifics (Jo Rouse) 24

Summary 29

Further reading 30

Chapter 2 Starting the journey 31

Entry routes 32

Examples of university courses 36

‘But I’m still not sure’ 46

Summary 48

Open day checklist 50

Chapter 3 Application and selection 52

Completing the application form 53

Selection days – a ‘bird’s-eye’ view 64

How to be successful at interview (Sarah Holling) 71

‘I’m worried that I won’t get a place because I have dyslexia/

a criminal conviction a / health problem 90

Summary 97

Interview checklist 98

Selection day resources 100

Interview survival kit 101

Example interview questions 102

Chapter 4 Pre-course preparation 103

Start-up skills 104

Save money 105

Organise a back-up plan 105

Refresh study skills 106

Health and well-being 108

Emotional intelligence 109

Summary 111

Friendly pre-course reading 111

Annotated bibliography tool 113

Chapter 5 Planning for adversity: building resilience 114

Older and wiser (Martin Spurin) 115

From a student’s point of view 120

The successful student (Kim Russell) 124

Summary 129

References 131

Index 133


Editorial Reviews

"This is the definitive guide for those considering nursing and midwifery as a career and a must-have book for the careers section in every sixth form and college library." - Nursing Standard "I am very impressed. The overall feeling I got when reading the book was that I was having a very informative chat with healthcare professionals. There is a great deal of information from nurses and midwives and you get a great deal of insight into the profession, the NMC and the NHS. [...] I was very impressed with how Sarah Snow managed to juggle the sometimes difficult reality of training whilst being encouraging and optimistic. [...] There are probably many books on how to apply for nursing courses and the UCAS selection process but if you want inside information on what the nursing/midwifery training is about, this is a must read." - AC Silva, Nursing Student