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ACCESS TO NURSING PREPARATORY COURSE (ENTRY INTO NURSING PROGRAMME for those without formal qualifications)

 Comprises of

  • Access to Nursing Course
  • Pre-Nursing Course
  • Preparatory Care Skills Course

PROGRAMME SUMMARY
This programme prepares prospective candidates wishing to sit the entry into the Nursing Test. The course allows participants to build on or recall their numeracy and literacy skills. Gives opportunities to understand types of exercises in Test Papers.

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS
Four major components consisting of:

Basic Arithmetic-NUMERACY MODULE
Calculations using fractions, Decimals and percentages, simple measurements and estimations.

Comprehension Skills-LITERACY MODULE
Exercises in English Comprehension - Simulated exercises to give confidence in completing comprehension passages and questions against a time schedule.

English
Exercises in the everyday use of English.
Sentence construction, word recognition and meaning.
Vocabulary
Abstract Reasoning: This involves verbal reasoning questions.
Develop understanding of concept and skills to complete exercises in timed period.

NURSING CARE ORIENTATIONS:
This involves a placement in a caring environment

It allows good exposure to nursing and forms evidence/portfolio gathering to facilitate interviews to nursing schools.


Eligibility
The programme is suitable for those wishing to study nursing in the UK but do not have the necessary academic requirements
Applicants can undertake our Access to Nursing Preparatory Course initially in order to formally take the Access to Nursing Course at their nearest college.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Participants are expected to take the simulated exams.
On completion of the overall course, the participants will undertake the Access to Nursing entry test and Access to Nursing course.


THE BENEFITS
The programme will facilitate the participants ability in areas of Knowledge and learning while preparing them very quickly for the Access to Nursing Test.
 

THE CORE CURRICULUM TOPICS INCLUDE

 

Session 1
Government Directives
Care Planning
Supervision

Mental Health Reform
The Health and Safety at Work Act. - general introduction

Session 2
Health and Safety at Work - responsibilities and application of the law
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Infection and its' control
Recording of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
Ergonomics - Theory

Session 3
Equality, Diversity and Rights
Principles of Good Practice

Confidentiality


Session 4:
Abuse and Aggression
Confusion
Communication
Communicating with the Elderly confused
Within this programme, NCSI  also offer a preparatory course for Basic Skills Test. The course enables participants to build on or recall their literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for the test.

All four components of the test are covered:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Basic arithmetic
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Comprehension skills.

Our Access to Nursing Preparatory Correspondence Course comes in the form of a 110-page interactive workbook with assignments and tests.  As you are aware you can apply for nurse training in the UK if you pass the formal Access to Nursing course as no GCSEs are required.  Complete the Access to Nursing Preparatory Correspondence Course and you will sail through the multiple choice questions on which the test is based.  Give yourself the advantage of private coaching and you will have a far better chance of success - five times better than the average unprepared candidate. 

The prepared candidate enters the examination room with real confidence knowing that he/she has been trained to answer quickly with an "examination technique" that gives him/her a head start to candidates who have left things to chance.  The Home-Study Access to Nursing Correspondence Course is designed for people for all walks of life - from practising nurses to young and mature people.  After all, you would want to pass the very first time as your future depends on it.

The following components are included in the Home-Study Access to Nursing Preparatory Correspondence Course:

-          Basic Maths, English and IQ test in the interactive course workbook.

-          Tutor assignments with model answers providing practice. - Mock test paper for marking/assessment.

-          Written by experts in the Home-Study learning method.

-          12 hours study in armchair comfort. 


PRE-NURSING COURSE

The PRE-NURSING COURSE is aimed at people who want to start the Nursing Diploma Course (Project 2000) but have not perhaps studied for several years. It can be taken as a refresher course by candidates with 5 GCEs or those who have passed the the DC TEST or about to take the UKCC DC ENTRANCE TEST. It is a natural follow-on from the Home-Study DC Test Correspondence Course and may count as evidence of recent study.

The course gives a real insight into the essential study skills covered in nurse training.

The course is a home-study package, with all the advantages such systems allow, i.e flexibility of study, no travelling involved, you work at your own pace.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is divided into three self-contained A4 workbooks:

WORKBOOK 1- ESSAY WRITING AND MATHS MODULE:

Aspects of essay writing and the various types of writing (creative, informative, essay, etc..). This section is very important because nurse training involves a lot of essay writing. The Maths section covers basic number skills and includes the key topic of metric units (SI units) and simple drug dosage calculations.

WORKBOOK 2 - ASPECTS OF SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY:

These topics are studied early on in nurse training. Our course aims to develop your thought stimulation and act as a springboard for further studies. You will learn that health and social welfare go hand in hand. The psychology module covers personality types and what can happen when things go wrong (abnormal psychology).

WORKBOOK 3 - ASPECTS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION:

Physiology (human biology) and related anatomy (structures of the body) are covered in this section. It provides a firm basis for further studies as appropriate to nursing. The communication module highlights that effective communication between the nurse and patient/client is an integral and essential part of modern nursing.

Each workbook contains in-text questions, with answers, to check your knowledge and understanding as you progress through the course.

The course requires about 20 hours of study, however, you can take as long as you wish.


PREPARATORY CARE SKILLS COURSE

The Home-Study Preparatory Care Skills Course is intended for people who wish to learn more about care work in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

It covers the patients physical comfort, mobility, continence, nutrition and personal hygiene, with special reference to elderly care.

  • Ideal for new or prospective Nursing students.

  • Recommended with the Home-Study Pre-Nursing Course.

  • Will enhance interview skills.

  • Will give you an in-depth knowledge of what to expect during training.

  • Will prepare you for the training of your choice

  • Psychologically prepares you for your Nursing interview and Nursing/Midwifery training.

  • Puts you ahead of your peer group as you know what to expect when you attend the formal interview and when you start your training.

  • Deals with many important topics such as Care Plans, Caring for People etc…

  • A must if you are seriously contemplating Nursing as Career! and much more...

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