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Enrolled Nurse Conversion Courses

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29-Jun-2009 11:03 pm

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Borogirl

Borogirl

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26-Sep-2009 1:52 am

I too am an enrolled nurse working for the NHS. I have tried many sources to find a suitable route to convert to level 1 nursing and the answer from universities is that I would have to do a further two years as a student nurse in order to convert - there are also funding issues as trusts are unlikely to fund an already qualified nurse. The NMC takes the short term view that as they have already stated that level 2 nurses (enrolled nurses) should be treated the same regarding wages etc as level 1 nurses and therefore there isn't an issue. However they fail to mention that remaining at level 2 rules out chances of promotion. If you find a route to convert whilst working I would love to hear it.

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26-Sep-2009 1:56 am

I too am an enrolled nurse working for the NHS. I have tried many sources to find a suitable route to convert to level 1 nursing and the answer from universities is that I would have to do a further two years as a student nurse in order to convert - there are also funding issues as trusts are unlikely to fund an already qualified nurse. The NMC takes the short term view that as they have already stated that level 2 nurses (enrolled nurses) should be treated the same regarding wages etc as level 1 nurses and therefore there isn't an issue. However they fail to mention that remaining at level 2 rules out chances of promotion. If you find a route to convert whilst working I would love to hear it.

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Anonymous

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26-Sep-2009 6:12 pm

Try University of Glamorgan they may be offering a route to conversion via distance learning if enough interest. Contact email is: revans6@glam.ac.uk

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27-Sep-2009 1:00 pm

The university of the West of Scotland , Paisley campus still runs a conversion course, but this will discontinue in a few years. Tel: 0141 848 3000 and ask to be put throught to Mary Milligan the course co-ordinator. Good luck.
P.S The course can be done by distance learning and its worth doing.

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Borogirl

Borogirl

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27-Sep-2009 11:12 pm

Thank you so much for your help - will do that.

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donna blacow

donna blacow

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25-Oct-2009 8:25 pm

I to under took a conversion course 2005 through the university of salford the reading material alone cost nearly £1000 which if my trust had not payed for I would not of been able to complete. Even though at times it was hard and a ball ache at the end of the course I felt I had achieved some thing, and all job opportunities that I can now apply for without fear of rejection. I hope you find what you are looking for and complete your goals as I did. I have also got the material to under take the conversion course which I am currently selling. Which ever path you take I hope you achieve it good luck

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Stuart Sorensen

Stuart Sorensen

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27-Oct-2009 1:45 pm

I don't understand how it cost £1,000 for reading materials. If you started nursing from scratch you wouldn't need to pay that much - not unless you wanted to.

Why was it so dear?

Cheers,

Stuart

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Anonymous

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27-Oct-2009 1:55 pm

Just a quick update - emailed Glamorgan and West Scotland including one to Mary Millington but got no reply. Salford doesn't do the course any more so I am back to square one. It really is ridiculous that an opportunity to convert is not out there - I really don't want to go back and repeat two years as a student nurse - but that seems to be the only option that is available - impossible for me with a morgage and family to support.

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donna blacow

donna blacow

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28-Oct-2009 10:37 pm

Sorry I ment the course and the reading materials were nearly £1000 not just the books hope you find your course you are looking for try manchester uni I know they have done them but not sure if they are still doing them

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education info

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6-Nov-2009 11:45 am

You can also continue nursing by involving in other nursing courses. There are lots of nursing courses available. Check it out over here – nursingschoolsu(dot)com

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