Always note that entry requirements for the nursing degree will always vary. Universities or colleges will still set their own entry criteria. But generally speaking, students should prepare themselves for achieving at least two A level qualifications at level 3. They should also have supporting subjects as part of their qualifying criteria. These generally include math, English and at least one related science.
The related sciences would normally include subjects like biology or physiology. The Nursing School in Salt Lake City needs to be contacted to find out what A level qualifications and supporting subjects will be acceptable at the minimum at this point in time. The school may wish to include further science-related studies like psychology, located in the category of social science. This school could also do so, so note that there are universities that will be offering those students a foundation year of study in the event that they have not been able to meet the minimum qualifying criteria.
There may be students out there who may have already made some advances in their studies. It is only at this later stage that they have decided to switch their career paths and find out what ground needs to be covered in regard to further studies in nursing. They may well find that they have already earned a few credits towards their nursing qualification. The nursing school or any other university for that matter needs to verify and give accreditation to the student for the completion of courses that would be required for the nursing degree.
Now, there may be students (perhaps they are not yet students) who are not able to avail themselves for full-time nursing studies. They can, however, study part-time. And depending where the student goes, it is now also possible to study nursing online. Of course, the channel still needs to remain open for the much-required practical studies. In order to be successful in the field of nursing, the hands-on approach still needs to be mastered.
Or will it be a case of finding out for certain whether that student has enough empathy for this vocational occupation. Because it is not just a matter of making the correct career choice. At some stage of the nurse’s life, the lives of others will be placed in his or her hands. Apart from the desired empathy the job does carry a level of responsibilities unique to many other conventional professions.
A student can do an aptitude test to find out for certain whether he or she has what it takes. Finally, it would not be fair to exclude those who have the appropriate vocational aptitude but are sorely lacking in the academic area. For them, the way is opened to do a nursing apprenticeship instead. The student or non-student needs to find out from his or her public health centers whether such areas of training are available.
Either way, it does take some doing to become a nurse.