Joining as a Qualified Nurse.

#1
Forgive me if there are a number of threads surrounding this topic, none have come my way!

I am looking at joining The Navy fresh out of university, once I have qualified as an Adult Nurse. Does anyone have any information/guidance on the recruitment process. I have noticed a lot of threads about joining as a student nurse, but none as a qualified one. I understand that the process varies between the different branches.

Any help would be appreciated!!
 
#3
Soleil, I’m due to start uni this September. I know I’m early in asking, I just like to have time to prepare. I was going to join as a student but unfortunately health pushed that one back.

Thank you for your help!
 

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#5
Forgive me if there are a number of threads surrounding this topic, none have come my way!

I am looking at joining The Navy fresh out of university, once I have qualified as an Adult Nurse. Does anyone have any information/guidance on the recruitment process. I have noticed a lot of threads about joining as a student nurse, but none as a qualified one. I understand that the process varies between the different branches.

Any help would be appreciated!!
I can be of assistance. Did you just want to know the joining timeline and content?



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#6
I can be of assistance. Did you just want to know the joining timeline and content?



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Thank you!
As much information you can give on the whole joining up process, such as the the test at the beginning and interview etc.
 
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#7
Thank you!
As much information you can give of how the process differs, if it differs at all!
I would have thought that the approach of the NN (Q) Board would be slightly different, mwill, as they would be speaking to a qualified nurse and so they would be expecting something different to what they would expect from an applicant at the NN (S) Board.

Obviously, when applying for NN (Q), you would need evidence of your registration with the NMC.

The early stages of the application would be the same and you would need to comply with the rules on eligibility, reach the right score in the RT and pass your medical, PJFT and PRNC.
 
#8
I would have thought that the approach of the NN (Q) Board would be slightly different, mwill, as they would be speaking to a qualified nurse and so they would be expecting something different to what they would expect from an applicant at the NN (S) Board.

Obviously, when applying for NN (Q), you would need evidence of your registration with the NMC.

The early stages of the application would be the same and you would need to comply with the rules on eligibility, reach the right score in the RT and pass your medical, PJFT and PRNC.
Thank you. I was unsure as the website just states that parts differ depending on what branch you are going into.

Do you know whether it’ll be best for me to join as a qualified or student? I was told over the phone that they take on 12 student nurses a year, do you know the number for qualified?
 
#9
Thank you. I was unsure as the website just states that parts differ depending on what branch you are going into.

Do you know whether it’ll be best for me to join as a qualified or student? I was told over the phone that they take on 12 student nurses a year, do you know the number for qualified?
It's true that parts differ depending on what branch you are going into. When the website says this, it's highlighting the fact that some applicants will need to factor in extra elements into their applications which reflect the very specific requirements of the job, eg Divers and Royal Marines.

NN (S) and NN (Q) are both in the Medical Branch. Obviously, the requirements within the Medical Branch aren't uniform - a Nursing Officer's application will be different to one for NN (S) or NN (Q) - but there will be a considerable degree of similarity between NN (S) and NN (Q). The differences will be the expectations of the Board and also the timing of the applications. I think that there is a point in the year when there is a cut off for applications for NN (S), but Ninja will confirm.

Ninja will know about the number of nurses taken on each year; I will ask him to answer that bit for you.
 
#10
It's true that parts differ depending on what branch you are going into. When the website says this, it's highlighting the fact that some applicants will need to factor in extra elements into their applications which reflect the very specific requirements of the job, eg Divers and Royal Marines.

NN (S) and NN (Q) are both in the Medical Branch. Obviously, the requirements within the Medical Branch aren't uniform - a Nursing Officer's application will be different to one for NN (S) or NN (Q) - but there will be a considerable degree of similarity between NN (S) and NN (Q). The differences will be the expectations of the Board and also the timing of the applications. I think that there is a point in the year when there is a cut off for applications for NN (S), but Ninja will confirm.

Ninja will know about the number of nurses taken on each year; I will ask him to answer that bit for you.
Thank you for your help!
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#11
As the NHS no longer funds tuition fees, it's a bit of a no-brainer to join as a student Naval Nurse earning a wage, for many.

Qualified Nurse or Student Nurse entries fluctuate each year, but a dozen of each is about "average", not that it makes much difference.

Best bet? Call the specialist recruiters to get the latest info: 02392 727096
 

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