I'm considering applying for a two year PgDip Nursing course (with Mental health registration) offered by numerous universities across the UK for people with related degrees who wish to get into nursing a bit quicker than taking an undergraduate course.
The problem I have is I have a First in Fine Art and History of Art from the University of Leeds, which, whilst a good degree, is not exactly relevant. I do, however, have experience of mental health problems as someone who had two episodes of psychosis during university and my mother is a mental health nurse and so are a number of my family.
My question is what can I do to improve my chances of getting on to such a course, or should I be looking at starting at the bottom rung of the ladder and apply for an undergraduate course? In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your opinions on any of the aforementioned.
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.