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chewie29 Mon 16-Apr-12 14:56:16

Hi all.
I am currently a staff nurse on maternity leave and I have been very lucky, I have managed to get an interview for a Student Health Visitor Post tomorrow. Has anyone any advice they can give me for the actual interview? I am stressing as it is something I have wanted to do for a long time! I have send by little man over to his nans this afternoon so I can concentrate, I have just been getting more stressed as the day goes on. I have been preparing for the interview for some time but I'm worried my nerves will ruin it for me! Any advice or tips would be great. Thank you.

bubblesr Tue 12-Jun-12 17:42:44

Sounds like I had the exact same interview as TheLoveOfFood.

I had my interview on Friday which went pretty terribly my nerves completely got the better of me!

Am pretty convinced that there is no way that I got in, but I was wondering if they would let me have another bash at it, if I reapplied in the new round of applications. Like you I am quite a strong candidate on paper and it is something that I have always aspired to be. I really want to be a HV!

TheFoodOfLove Fri 15-Jun-12 19:40:11

In complete shock. Got offered a place! wine

TheFoodOfLove Wed 20-Jun-12 11:01:38

Guidance on the health visiting career published

Download the PDF here.

lovechoc Sun 24-Jun-12 07:26:38

Well done chewie working as a staff nurse attached to the HV team is the way to go about it - that way your practical skills will be seen on the team and you're more or less guaranteed to get a post as a HV later on smile

darkandlovely Mon 25-Jun-12 23:16:08

The food of love i'm really happy that you got thorugh. Thumbs up, I actually reapplied and was chosen to attend the assessment centre soon. I endeavour to make the best posible use of this second chance. Can you remember the topic and which journal the article for the comprehension was from pls.

darkandlovely Wed 27-Jun-12 12:57:33

Please has anyone else reapplied for the HV course i ave been given a second chance and quite anxious, wondering if it would be the same papers for the assessments @bubbler did you reapply?

then Wed 04-Jul-12 09:29:39

Hello there,
I need an idea of what to expect for literacy test to access health visiting programme please. Am a bit worried!
Thanks in advance

tomvie Wed 04-Jul-12 14:46:00

I think it depends on which area you are applying but mine was a short paragraph a patient had written about dying. We had to answer about 4 questions with each answer being no more than 150 words. The numeracy was % drug questions and fractions. Good luck

then Wed 04-Jul-12 19:57:52

thank you

Ro5ie Fri 06-Jul-12 21:20:59

Hi guys, good luck with the interviews. I had my interview in May and was shocked to get a place as I had heard how competitive it was to gain a place, however, I still haven't heard where I will be placed or where I will be studying - has anyone else been told their placements details yet? Slightly panicking as I need to give notice in my job but am obviously reluctant to do so until its all finalised.

tomvie Sat 07-Jul-12 16:07:17

No details from my trust or uni yet. Desperately need to know soon to get childcare organised. Obviously don't want to book afterschool club/ childminder when it isn't needed. Hopefully will hear soon.

then Tue 10-Jul-12 20:38:35

Hello there, has anyone heard from Greenwich university/ Kent Community NHS Trust for Health visiting written test yet?

jemamusela Fri 31-Aug-12 17:00:25

hi Then
did you get thru to Greenwich and Kent? i have applied for January i am waiting for interviews or short listing. i guess you are a Sept intake! huh?
let me know how its going

chubbasmum Sat 22-Sep-12 22:20:37

OMG im in the same boat only just submitted my applications by reading all your posts im abit nervous i thought the application assignment was bad enough my deadline was only friday. Good luck to you all

Missindependent1 Tue 06-Nov-12 23:45:24

I am due an interview and part of it is to do a 5min verbal presentation on the role of a HV. Do you think i should mention sorces or just talk about the role in general or I should show that I am aware of the documents that have lead to those roles

tessie12 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:59:49

Just over 2 weeks ago i put my application in for student health visiting with somerset partnership.Is there anybody else out there that has done the same ?If so have you heard anything .

highlyfavoured Mon 19-Nov-12 17:46:04

I am gutted applied for HV course Derby but has not been short listed. I hav heard that its more competitive in derby n Nottingham than anywer else. I really need help on how to write an X-factor personal statement. Those guys who have made it can you please help me on what I need to include in my statement as I wil be applying again for the Sept intakes. Thanks in advance.

MrsJamesMartin Mon 19-Nov-12 22:16:22

highlyfavoured, I have sent you a private message.

zigmaz Tue 20-Nov-12 21:24:17

Hello There
I have secured a place on the Health visitor course with NHS Kent community trust . I live in Beckenham and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the traffic is like in the mornings on the A20 going towards Swanley ( away from London)

tomvie Sat 24-Nov-12 22:35:32

I am a currently student health visitor. There are going to be some roadshows by the RCN about HV and are really worth going on to network and get good ideas for you application form. See the RCN website. For those doing interviews/ presentations soon they will want to see that you have read things related to HV in particular the HV implementation plan, the healthy child programme, healthy lives healthy people(UKDH) and what these mean for HV generally. We have a wide variety of nurses from all backgrounds on the course. Try to mention anout being able to work autonomously and as part of a team. If/ How you have worked with children including safeguarding or what you know about it. give me a shout if you need any further info. It is an extremely intensive course so be prepared to give your life to it for a year !!

batteryhen Wed 28-Nov-12 20:32:27

Hello smile I am currently on Mat leave, and am thinking about training as a HV. I am a practice nurse specialising in Family planning and sexual health but I really am keen on taking a career change. One issue I am concerned about is child care. DS is 4 months, and originally DP and I decided that I would only go back to work part time as we couldn't afford full time child care costs.

What sort of wage do student HV's get and does anyone know of any help you can get with child care at all?

My area is recruiting right now and I am quite excited about it!

tomvie Fri 14-Dec-12 20:17:54

You will be seconded from a local Trust and they pay the fees for the Uni course and also a Band 5 wage. usually mid point band 5. Not sure about help with childcare though. The universities do usually have a nursery but unsure about the cost of that.

Bookz Mon 07-Jan-13 23:42:27

Happy new year to you all, hope 2013 has met you all well

I am new to this but have seen how much help and support you have all given each other with regards to the application and interview for the health visiting course, i am a student midwife in my final year and have always wanted to become a health visitor. I just wondered to those who were short-listed especially in London what you all wrote in your personal statement, just so i know that i am along the right lines. Any assistance would be much appreciated and i have done loads of research and study as well. I guess i just want reassurance of what they are looking for

Thanks in advance

Hannah1106 Tue 08-Jan-13 14:59:59

Hi, i am in the same boat as Bookz, currently third year adult nurse and wanting to pursue health visiting when I qualify. I have been told by uni staff that jobs come available around February so need to get my butt into gear and start my personal statement. I haven't a clue where to start or what to include. I don't have children so will this be a dis advance? Any help or advice with applications would be massively appreciated.

Hannah xx

Benjade Thu 10-Jan-13 18:45:16

Hi new to this but I've just attended The student health visitor interview at Nottingham, I read every document relating to children and not a single question was asked! It was all about management stratergies in my own practice, there were 30 applicants for 3 posts! The interview panel were fantastic and made the experience worthwhile, don't focus on all the policies relating to H.V out there as I did. It's a training course so this is something which will come with time. Think about your own experiences and your every day to day nursing! Good luck

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