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Mental health PG dip accelerated course - but I have a degree in Fine Art!

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15-Sep-2010 12:28 pm

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Nathan Passchier

Nathan Passchier

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23-May-2011 11:31 am

Just go for the regular degree in mental health nursing, or diploma. The 2 year option I think you're refering to here, called Apel in my area, only applies to those with a significant amount of work experience in Mental Health, or other hospital services, allowing you to lop off year one. Hope that helps.

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Craig Jones

Craig Jones

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21-Aug-2011 6:14 pm

I managed to get onto the adult PGDip 2 year course with little experiance in care.

I come from a science background. I do know lots of people with totally unrelated degrees doing both the adult and mental health course. They range from maths to classics degrees. The common thing with those whose degrees are not really related to nursing is that they have experiance as care assistants.

I would say look into the entry requirements of the universities and if you meet them apply! They can only say no.

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