A Study On Professional Education Essay

1375 Words Oct 26th, 2016 6 Pages
Professional Education
Every person who would like to become a nurse needs a degree and in order to achieve this degree you will need to spend a minimum of 3 years studying your chosen nursing specialism (adult, child, mental health or leaning disability) at university. All university’s will have a set of requirements that is needed to be accepted into the degree and once you have graduated from your chosen university you will then be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Whereas every person who would like to become a social worker needs to be able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds and also have administration skills. You will need to spend 4 years studying a social work degree at university where you would study things like psychology, social policy, law and social work practice. (Strathclyde University). Once you have graduated from university you will then be eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Throughout your studying and eventually your career as a nurse or social worker you will need to apply for a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check. The PVG check looks into your history for any criminal behaviour that you may have committed and is mandatory as you will be working with vulnerable patients.

Registration and the Process of Revalidation
In order to register with the NMC you will have to create an account on the NMC website and every three years you will need to complete a…

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