I've lived in the UK for 9 years now and have always worked as a RN here. I want to finish my BS degree and have applied to Univ Of Nottingham having already undertaken 2 modules there at 'degree level'. Now they are telling me that I need to top up with Level 2 credits (Diploma level) before even registering for the degree.
This makes no sense. I am going to challenge them as my 3 year full-time Diploma in the US is the same as a 3 year full-time Diploma here. I had no problems entering on to the NMC register back in 2001. The NMC have told me that Universities here can do what they like but that in the NMC 's opinion a US Diploma is the same as a UK one. Hence they wouldn't have let me become a RN here if it wasn't.
Just wondering if anyone else has successfully undertaken the BS here with a Diploma?
Hi, Thanks for your reply ;) Well, the APEL person has contact me and said that I need 120 credits at level 2 (Diploma level). They said I can claim 40 credits for my 1st level qualification and can APEL 80 credits.
My question to them was 'why do I need level 2 credits when I have a Diploma, just like the Diploma here?' Do they make Diploma graduates here APEL too? It seems like a lot of money to spend when I shouldn't have to. I know my diploma is from abroad but 1. its the USA, an English speaking country, and 2. has a high level of health care and health education for professionals. I'm just frustrated that I've already started Degree modules, I'm on my 3rd. I got an A and a B on my modules and they're asking me to backtrack down to level 2.
Sorry to ramble...thanks for replying. I am hoping I can sort it so I can just progress with the Degree but we'll see. ;)
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