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    Default Advice Needed from Victorian Nurses - Pretty please

    So I am looking at studying to become a Registered Nurse

    I am so excited about this because it has taken me until the ripe old age of 30 to discover my passion, and I believe that this is it!

    Now the thing is, I left school at Yr 10, and have only completed TAFE qualifications in a totally unrelated field since then....

    What is the best way for my to obtain my degree?

    Which unis are good for Nursing?

    Is it better to do the Diploma first at TAFE since I don't have Yr 12?

    I am so clueless as this is all new territory for me.

    I would really, really appreciate the help if anyone can spare a few minutes.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Hi OurLittleBlessing,

    I am starting the nursing/midwifery double degree this year. I am 34. I am from the UK and I never completed the equivelant of year 12.

    To get in to Uni I sat a Stat test. They recommend Mature aged students sit this test. Which is similar to an IQ test. It asks you questions in varying degrees of difficulty. About half relating to english and half to problem solving/mathmatical. It is supposed to be difficult and you do what you can. Some questions are easy but I found there were some I had to guess at.

    I also wrote a personal Information Statement. This is a requirement for mature aged students. (Not sure who else) It basically tells the uni, who you are, why you want to do this course and why you think you can. I think this is a very important part of getting in.


    For me personally. I did not want the long way around of going to tafe. I also wished to do Midwifery. Which would have meant it took even longer. I know that I don't want to do aged care and that is what doing div 2 at tafe would usually involve. I will still need to do it in my course but this way I get to my goal a lot quicker.

    I hope this is helpful and just remember this is my experience and I can only tell you my version of events. I did get an early offer, though I can't quite figure out why. I am super excited to start in less than 2 weeks.

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    Thanks so much! That makes a lot of sense why you chose to do it that way.

    I really appreciate your time!

    How much does the STAT test cost?

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    Your welcome

    It was 87 dollars to sit
    the stat.


 

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