University Specific Nursing Selection Day Tests
Each will require all applicants to sit an interview alongside any further tests mentioned in this document.
In general, you should approach the literacy tests as calmly as possible, as a simple opportunity to show that you have the ability to read and write at the level expected of a professional nurse. Don’t worry too much about ensuring that your response to any question, or the text that you are writing, is brilliant – instead you should make sure that your grammar, spelling, and syntax are professional. Take time to double check your work.
The numeracy tests are likewise designed only to ensure a basic level of maths – not to catch you out. Take advantage of any equipment you are given, be it a pen and paper or a calculator. Ensure that you provide an answer for each question, even if you are not sure – do not skip any questions.
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow makes no mention of either a numeracy or literacy test, and nor do any previous students report having had to sit one. They likely use GCSE English and Maths – both required at Grade 5 – in place of further tests.
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University of Edinburgh
Similarly to Glasgow, Edinburgh does not specify a numeracy or literacy test. Again, no previous students report having sat one. It appears that GCSE English and Maths scores are used in place of further tests.
Cardiff has no tests to check your numeracy or literacy levels. Previous students explicitly state that Cardiff does not have these assessment tests, although you should expect to sit some tests to check your basic level if you get a place and start your course at the university.
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University of Manchester
University of Surrey
Surrey state that, ‘Numeracy and literacy exercises may also be included as part of the selection process.’ In practice this seems to amount to both an English and Numeracy test. The maths test involves the basic functions, and you are permitted to use a calculator. An example question might be:
What is 85 divided by 5?
The English test involves writing a short essay on a topic that does not require prior knowledge, like where you would like to go on holiday.
University of Southampton
University of York
Which of these is half of 65?
Applicants to Midwifery at York will be required to write an essay as part of their interview and selection process.
University of Birmingham
University of Liverpool
University of Portsmouth
University of Leeds
A drug’s dose is provided per kilogram of body weight. 200mg of the drug should be given to someone weighing 98kg. How much of the drug should be given to someone weighing 49kg?
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Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Hull
Queen's University Belfast
University of Huddersfield
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