Both the BSc and MSc routes for Adult and Mental Health Nursing can be undertaken full-time and part-time over a period of up to eight years, there is a full time route for Children’s Nursing. To help plan your programme you can start a degree part-time and then swap to full-time or vice versa to allow for maximum flexibility. If you have previous healthcare experience and relevant academic qualifications, there is the opportunity to apply for accreditation for your prior experience and learning (APL) which may mean you can undertake the BSc or MSc course in two years rather than three years. Anne-Marie Faulkner As a mature student who has young children, Brookes University was an option for me as I needed to stay local. Brookes has an excellent reputation within the healthcare community, so when I was offered a place I was over the moon. I chose nursing as a career change after spending a large amount of time in hospital with my disabled son and saw how all the staff where so supportive and caring; it inspired me to become a nurse and give something back. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed my degree. It has taken a lot of adjustments and organisation but I have felt supported every step of the way and I’m very proud of how much I have grown already.