Starting at university
13-May-2009 3:36 pm
I have a place at King's College London to study Adult nursing in September. I am obviously really looking forward to and excited about this opportunity. I am hoping that some of you might be able to give me some hints and tips about what to expect and how to get the most out of my time at university, which I hope will be of benefit to all new students starting in September. I have previous experience working as a healthcare assistant, so the hospital environment will not be totally new to me.
I want to know what you wish you had known when you started your training!
Secondly, is anyone else starting at King's in September? It'd be great to hear from you! I am on the advanced diploma course.
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25-May-2009 7:50 pm
In answer to your second question, i am awaiting an offer from Kings College London, had my interview last week! I have applied to do the mental health nursing accelerated diploma there. At the moment i am just in my final two weeks of my undergraduate psychology degree. Do you know where you would be living in london?
26-May-2009 2:36 pm
Nice to hear from you! I hope you get offered a place at Kings - Good luck!
I’m doing adult nursing. I don't know where I am going to live yet. I have thought about Halls, but I'm not very keen to go back to living there! I am now looking for a private rent, but would ideally want to be with other student nurses. What about you? Which area do you think is best?
Also, do you - or anyone else reading this - know if there is a PM function on this message board? I had a look, but couldn't see one.
7-Jun-2009 8:00 pm
I have an interview fr kings college university tomorrow and i wanted to know what type of questions they ask and tips for the interview please thanks
8-Jun-2009 5:03 pm
Hi j b,
Sorry I only just saw your reply, so I'm guessing that you had the interview today? If so, how did it go? If not, I can give you info about the interview I had.
What course are you applying for?
8-Jun-2009 6:26 pm
I never ended up going to the interview
but I have one on wednesday for city and kingston on friday for diploma in adult nursing
but i really want to go kingston
i dont no why i always get so scarred at interviews i think its my phobia
12-Jun-2009 9:04 am
How did your interview go? I went to an interview at Kingston, it seemed really nice!
Rachael, did you hear back from Kings yet?
25-Jun-2009 5:26 pm
Hi hope those of you having interviews has gone well.
I am also starting uni in september to do a degree in childrens nursing at Salford uni.
Any one else on here going there?
Hope you are all looking forward to starting, I am looking forward to it but im also quite nervous as it a whole new world. But hopefully we shall conquer it!!
Good luck all !! xx
3-Jul-2009 11:36 am
Wonder if any one could help me got my interview for the uni next week to do adult nursing and i am still unsure what artical to take with me. short notice i no. What kind of questions do they ask??
11-Aug-2009 12:31 pm
They ask basic questions such as why you want to do the course? any previous experience? why you think you would be suited on the course, nothing challenging dont worry!!
23-Nov-2009 2:19 pm
I'm in my second year at salford university studying diploma in mental health nursing. I'm enjoying it and have had some great experience on my placements.
It was frightening at first but really enjoyable!
Good luck all !! xxx
14-Jan-2010 10:06 am
I have just started my degree program in nursing. Its really very interesting to study nursing education and I am greatly thankful to NursingSchoolsu.com for guiding me in selecting best educational program as well as school.
19-Mar-2010 0:14 am
My advice is be well prepared for your interview. Think about why you want to train as a nurse, but avoid superficial answers such as 'its something I have always wanted to do'. Think about what the professional will give you, but also what you can give in return. Also, think about the study committment - its hard slog, but the rewards are great. What are your study skills like? do you have any areas that you find difficult e.g. structuring essays, but don't be put off by difficulties and come up with possible solutions to overcome them. Make sure you know your strengths, not just weaknesses, as everyone has qualities. I also suggest you give some thought to the debate about nursing becoming an all graduate profession in 2012. Take a list of prepared questions with you, don't rely on your memory as it usually goes blank under pressure. A list of thoughtful questions will also show that you have taken time to prepare. I have been a nurse for 29 years and teaching for 14 years - nursing is a fantastic profession, so I wish you all the best of luck with your interviews.
15-Apr-2010 6:39 pm
hi everyone, i have a interview for adult nursing at kingston in two weeks. can someone help me in the questions that i will be asked?? so nervous i hate interviews. xxxx
15-Apr-2010 8:09 pm
I have an interview at Kingston tommorow morning at 9am. I live in Luton, so the getting there alone is a challenge.
Im just relying on my lechwe/girl guide motto from 30 odd years ago,:
' Be prepared'! (I pray that its not obsolete theses days)!
Wish me luck, I think Im gonna need it!
I'll tell all about it tommorow nite when I get back.
15-Apr-2010 9:00 pm
Hi pinar altin. I also have a interview at Kingston uni for adult nursing in 2 weeks I'm really scared as I hate interviews and just go blank I've got into city and Thames valley but really wanna go Kingston. If anyone can give me some tips on what to say I would really appreciate it xx
19-Apr-2010 12:59 pm
Hello everyone, I need some help with some interviews at some good Universities. Would appreciate if someone could help me. Thanks!
Psychiatric Technician Program, Concord
26-Apr-2010 1:04 pm
hiya im starting kingston in september after being on my gap year.. im really scared as moving from up North. Is there anyone here who is going to kingston or already there ?
All the Best Hannah
26-Apr-2010 2:46 pm
i have an interview tommoro morning for coventry university, have to say im starting to panic slightly nerves getting the better of me. ive had a read through alot of comments on here and they seem helpful. good luck to u all who got interviews coming up ill let u know how i get on. if anyone got any advice to give me helping hand would be very much appreciated xxx