I have worked as a clinical nurse specialist in community palliative care for approximately nine years. For personal reasons I have been on a career break for the last couple of months.
I have recently applied for a part-time post as a hospital-based lung cancer CNS, a position I was invited to apply for by the senior nurse. My dilemma however is this: I completed the Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing at the Institute for Cancer Research several years ago.
I am experienced, but I realise somewhat under-qualified for a CNS role, but have delayed commencing a degree pathway due to family commitments. I would now like to consider undertaking such a degree, either in oncology or palliative care, but I am unsure whether to start with a BSc course or jump straight to a MSc.
Am I likely to be accepted onto an MSC course without a Bachelor's degree? I would welcome your advice.